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Vision Science: Article Retraction


Articles get retracted all the time and this is something researchers need to be cognizant of. The resources on this webpage will help you explore the topic and make you aware of the issues.

Retraction: An Introduction

A Retracted Article

Citation Analysis of the Retracted Article

About the Author

The Controversy and Possible Outcomes


Is peer review a solution?

» Read: Peer-Review Fraud — Hacking the Scientific Publication Process (CJ Huag; N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2393-2395 | DOI:10.1056/NEJMp1512330) 

Maybe "open peer review"

» Read: Effect of open peer review on quality of reviews and on reviewers'recommendations: a randomised trial (van Rooyen, et al., BMJ 1999: 318(7175): 23–27 | doi:

» Read: Effect on peer review of telling reviewers that their signed reviews might be posted on the web: randomised controlled trial (van Rooyen, et al., BMJ 2010: 341:c5729 | doi:

What about "open science"?

» Read: Transparency: the emerging third dimension of Open Science and Open Data (L Lyon; LIBER Q 2016: 25(4), 153-171 | DOI:10.18352/lq.10113)

» Read: Bring On the Transparency Index (A Marcus, I Oransky; The Scientist 2012 August: 26(8))

What do you think?