Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: What really happened when two mathematicians tried to publish a paper on gender differences? The tale of the emails

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Retraction Watch readers may be familiar with the story of a paper about gender differences by two mathematicians. Last month, in Weekend Reads, we highlighted an account of that story, which appeared in Quillette. The piece, by one of the paper’s authors — titled “Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole” — … Continue reading What really happened when two mathematicians tried to publish a paper on gender differences? The tale of the emails

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Researcher who once tried to sue critics has another dozen papers retracted

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A cancer researcher who went to court — unsuccessfully — claiming that commenters on PubPeer had cost him a new job has just lost another 12 papers. The twelve now-retracted papers by Fazlul Sarkar and colleagues — as well as another by Sarkar that is now subject to an editor’s note — all appeared in … Continue reading Researcher who once tried to sue critics has another dozen papers retracted

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: Top researchers resign over publishing issues; organized crime meets publishing; infamous fraudster rides in on a horse

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Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at authors who publish once every five days, … Continue reading Weekend reads: Top researchers resign over publishing issues; organized crime meets publishing; infamous fraudster rides in on a horse

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: When it comes to authorship, how prolific is too prolific?

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One of the suggestions we get regularly here at Retraction Watch is something along the lines of “This researcher publishes too much. You should look into that.” But how much is too much? The phenomenon was the subject of a 2015 paper. It’s also the subject of a new article in Nature by John Ioannidis, … Continue reading When it comes to authorship, how prolific is too prolific?

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Retraction Watch readers, we need your help to be able to continue our work

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Dear Retraction Watch readers: Have you seen our database of retractions? While we’re still putting finishing touches on it before an official launch, with more than 18,000 retractions, it’s already the most comprehensive collection of retractions anywhere. We have learned a great deal as we’ve gathered those retractions, which we look forward to sharing quite soon, … Continue reading Retraction Watch readers, we need your help to be able to continue our work

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Japanese university revokes PhD following a retraction

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Tokyo Women’s Medical University has stripped a researcher of her PhD, following the retraction of a paper — for data duplication — that was based on her thesis. The August 30th announcement notes that a degree was revoked on July 20. The announcement does not name the researcher, but refers to degree number 2881, which … Continue reading Japanese university revokes PhD following a retraction

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: An article on a controversial topic just disappears; mass resignations from a nutrition journal; the likely mistaken history of the vibrator

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Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. This week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of happiness, an apology from a journal, and … Continue reading Weekend reads: An article on a controversial topic just disappears; mass resignations from a nutrition journal; the likely mistaken history of the vibrator

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: A study of an “abortion reversal” method has been republished — but its mystery deepens

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A study that claimed a highly controversial “abortion reversal” method was effective — and which was temporarily removed from a journal’s site — has been republished. While there are some wording changes in the new version, they don’t seem to clarify much about what happened before and during the study. The study, as we noted … Continue reading A study of an “abortion reversal” method has been republished — but its mystery deepens

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: One retraction notice says plagiarism. The other says it was an error in an algorithm. Which was it?

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For the second time in a week, we’ve come across a retraction notice that gave the wrong reason for the retraction. Last week, it was an Elsevier journal that called a plagiarized paper a duplicate of work by the same authors who’d written the original. Today, here’s the story of a chapter in a book … Continue reading One retraction notice says plagiarism. The other says it was an error in an algorithm. Which was it?

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: China’s black market in publishing; no fraud in NgAgo gene editing work, says university; predatory journal crackdown

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Gendrome Editors' Note: The article below provides the raw material for a proof and is not the proof itself. In addition, the raw material may contain one or more false statements and/or some offensive, outside content.

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a high-profile paper about cataract surgery and the risk of … Continue reading Weekend reads: China’s black market in publishing; no fraud in NgAgo gene editing work, says university; predatory journal crackdown

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UConn prof “recklessly” used false data in NIH grant applications, says Federal watchdog

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A liver physiologist at the University of Connecticut with millions of dollars in Federal U.S. funding included false data in half a dozen grant applications, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity. Li Wang, according to the ORI, cooperated fully with UConn and ORI, has expressed remorse for her actions, and took full responsibility … Continue reading UConn prof “recklessly” used false data in NIH grant applications, says Federal watchdog

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: How junior scientists are mistreated; how to fix nutritional science; a journal does nothing after Monsanto ghostwriting claims

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Gendrome Editors' Note: The article below provides the raw material for a proof and is not the proof itself. In addition, the raw material may contain one or more false statements and/or some offensive, outside content.

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a finding of plagiarism by a star health care policy … Continue reading Weekend reads: How junior scientists are mistreated; how to fix nutritional science; a journal does nothing after Monsanto ghostwriting claims

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: Researcher loses grant following bullying allegations; 40+ retractions later, still an enigma; predatory journal critic suspended

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Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at a court case that suggests senior researchers … Continue reading Weekend reads: Researcher loses grant following bullying allegations; 40+ retractions later, still an enigma; predatory journal critic suspended

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Cancer researcher at OSU up to nine retractions

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A cancer researcher and emeritus professor at The Ohio State University has retracted four more papers, bringing his total to nine from a single journal. The four retractions of work by Samson Jacob appear in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, from which Jacob retracted five papers in March. The original papers — one of which … Continue reading Cancer researcher at OSU up to nine retractions

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Clue fans, here’s scientific proof that it was Colonel Mustard with a candlestick

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When we last heard from Eve Armstrong one year ago today, she was a postdoc at the BioCircuits Institute at the University of California, San Diego, musing mathematically about what would have happened if she had asked one Barry Cottonfield to her high school prom in 1997. Today, she is a postdoc at the Computational … Continue reading Clue fans, here’s scientific proof that it was Colonel Mustard with a candlestick

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: “Weaponized transparency;” fighting academic spam with humor; NIH cracks down

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Gendrome Editors' Note: The article below provides the raw material for a proof and is not the proof itself. In addition, the raw material may contain one or more false statements and/or some offensive, outside content.

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, would you consider a tax-deductible donation of $25, or a recurring donation of an amount of your choosing, to support it? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a major case of misconduct at The Ohio State University, … Continue reading Weekend reads: “Weaponized transparency;” fighting academic spam with humor; NIH cracks down

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: Fallout from misconduct at Duke; does journal prestige matter?; the data on fake peer review

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Gendrome Editors' Note: The article below provides the raw material for a proof and is not the proof itself. In addition, the raw material may contain one or more false statements and/or some offensive, outside content.

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, would you consider a tax-deductible donation of $25, or a recurring donation of an amount of your choosing, to support it?  The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper on a “gut makeover,” a retraction following … Continue reading Weekend reads: Fallout from misconduct at Duke; does journal prestige matter?; the data on fake peer review

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: No reproducibility crisis?; greatest corrections of all time; an archaeology fraud

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper on homeopathy whose authors had been arrested; news about 30 retractions for an engineer in South Korea; and a story about how two stem cell researchers who left Harvard under a cloud are being recommended for roles at Italy’s NIH. Here’s what was happening … Continue reading Weekend reads: No reproducibility crisis?; greatest corrections of all time; an archaeology fraud

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: A new plagiarism euphemism; how Photoshop abuse destroys science; bias against women authors

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at what happens to authors when a journal is delisted, a reminder of how hard it is to figure out whether a paper has been retracted, and a survey on how common plagiarism is in economics. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: That wasn’t plagiarism, it was “unprofessional … Continue reading Weekend reads: A new plagiarism euphemism; how Photoshop abuse destroys science; bias against women authors

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Weekend reads: 20th anniversary of a fraud; uses and misuses of doubt; how common is scooping?

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Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support it?  The week at Retraction Watch featured the story of how two highly cited papers turned out to be wrong; a big prize for a researcher who has been dogged by … Continue reading Weekend reads: 20th anniversary of a fraud; uses and misuses of doubt; how common is scooping?