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Retraction Watch

  • Retraction Watch
    Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
  • Why write a blog about retractions?
    "Unlike newspapers, which strive for celerity as much as accuracy, science journals have the luxury of time. Thorough vetting, through editorial boards, peer reviewers and other filters, is the coin of the realm. And yet mistakes happen. Sometimes these slips are merely technical, requiring nothing more than an erratum notice calling attention to a backwards figure or an incorrect address for reprints. Less often but far more important are the times when the blunders require that an entire article be pulled." Post by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus
  • Retraction Watch FAQ
    We tend to get certain questions over and over, so we figured we’d gather the answers in one place. We’ll add to this list as other common questions come up. You may also find it useful to read our first post, “Why write a blog about retractions?”
  • What people are saying about Retraction Watch
    Columbia Journalism Review Regret the Error columnist Craig Silverman calls Retraction Watch “a new blog that should be required reading for anyone interested in scientific journalism or the issue of accuracy.”
  • Interview transcript with Ivan Oransky
    What motivated you to start Embargo Watch and later Retraction Watch? ... from Digitalgrip Field Notes
  • The Center For Scientific Integrity
    The mission of the Center for Scientific Integrity, the parent organization of Retraction Watch, is to promote transparency and integrity in science and scientific publishing, and to disseminate best practices and increase efficiency in science.

Retraction Watch Transparency Index, Embargo Watch, and Reproducibility Initiative

  • The Scientist
    Bring On the Transparency Index: Grading journals on how well they share information with readers will help deliver accountability to an industry that often lacks it.
  • Retraction Watch Transparency Index
    Help us refine the Transparency Index at
  • Embargo Watch
    Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage
  • The Scientist
    Do That Again: A new initiative offers gold stars to researchers willing to have their studies replicated by other labs, but will it fix science’s growing irreproducibility problem?
  • Science Exchange
    Reproducibility Initiative: Many of the world's top media outlets ... have reported on the issue of reproducibility in scientific research. ... It’s time to start rewarding the people who take the extra time to do the most careful and reproducible work

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