Signals Lead Analyst, Christos Petrou, guest post in Scholarly Kitchen

Signals Lead Analyst, Christos Petrou, has written a guest post for the Scholarly Kitchen on retractions and research misconduct.

A few key takeaways include:

  •  Retractions are at an all-time high. This is driven by journal breaches (organised fraudsters, like papermills) and repeat offenders, not increasingly nefarious individual researchers.
  •  Journal breaches are not exclusively an Open Access problem. Many articles from journal breaches are behind paywalls.
  •  We should expect more retractions. Many journal breaches are yet to be identified and dealt with and journals are still vulnerable to breaches. Fortunately, new products like Signals can help you identify and prevent the publication of problematic articles.

Read the full article in The Scholarly Kitchen: