scite Introduces a “New, Open System for the Automated Detection of Retractions and Other Editorial Notices in the Scholarly Ecosystem”
From the scite Blog:
Retractions and other editorial notices (like corrections, errata, comments, etc.) are key mechanisms by which authors and publishers can update the broader community about changes made to existing research.
In the last few years, a number of systems have been developed to track these notices, from RetractionWatch, which manually curates a list of retracted papers, to Crossref and Pubmed, which take updates from publishers and other sources, and provide that data on their platforms.
We hypothesized that we could build a system that detects the existence of editorial notices to papers directly from the metadata of papers, like their titles, to build a comprehensive database of retractions, withdrawals, and other notices that is updated daily and supplements notices we already get from Crossref and Pubmed.
You can read how this system works in our latest preprint, which includes a comparison of how our notices compare to those in Crossref and Pubmed; this database of notices we curate is also published here and available freely for anyone to use. We’ll periodically update this on a monthly basis.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.