May 16, 2022

Journal Article (Perspective): “Correction of Scientific Literature: Too Little, Too Late!”

The article/perspective linked below was recently published by PLOS Biology.


Correction of Scientific Literature: Too Little, Too Late!


Lonni Besançon
Monash University, Australia

Elisabeth Bik
Harbers Bik LLC, San Francisco

James Heathers
Cipher Skin, Denver, Colorado

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
University of Wollongong, Australia


PLoS Biol (PLOS Biology) 20(3): e3001572

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001572


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the limitations of the current scientific publication system, in which serious post-publication concerns are often addressed too slowly to be effective. In this Perspective, we offer suggestions to improve academia’s willingness and ability to correct errors in an appropriate time frame.

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