January 25, 2022

Roundup: Fake Peer Review: Springer Retracts 64 Articles While SAGE Retracts 17 Articles

Two items follow.

1. “Springer Retracts 64 Articles From 10 Publications”

After a thorough investigation we have strong reason to believe that the peer review process on these 64 articles was compromised. We reported this to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) immediately. Attempts to manipulate peer review have affected journals across a number of publishers as detailed by COPE in their December 2014 statement.

Read the Complete Statement

Direct to Additional Info via Retraction Watch Including a List of the Articles Retracted

2. “17 Retractions From SAGE journals Bring Total Fake Peer Review Count to 250” (via Retraction Watch)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.