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.
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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)
Here are the five journals, with retraction totals:
Read the Complete Article
Sage Pulls More Papers for Fake Peer Review (via The Scientist)
Another Mass Retraction [Springer] (via The Scientist)
See Also: New Research Article: “Retraction Policies of Top Scientific Journals Ranked by Impact Factor” (July 31, 2015)
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