Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Ivan Oransky
2,732 followers
2,732 followers
About
Ivan's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
But Ivan Oransky, founder of the blog Retraction Watch, says data sharing isn’t enough. The incentive structure in science remains a problem, because there is too much emphasis on getting published in top journals, he said. Science is competitive, funding is hard to get, tenure harder, and so even an honest researcher may wind up stretching the data to fit a publishable conclusion.

“Everything in science is based on publishing a peer-reviewed paper in a high ranking journal. Absolutely everything,” Oransky said. “You want to get a grant, you want to get promoted, you want to get tenure. That’s how you do it. That’s the currency of the realm.”

Post has attachment
Former University of Tokyo researcher Shigeaki Kato has notched his 26th, 27th, and 28th retractions, all in Nature Cell Biology. The three papers have been cited a total of 677 times. Here’s the notice for “DEAD-box RNA helicase subunits of the Drosha…

Post has attachment
The week at Retraction Watch began with news of a lawsuit against PubPeer commenters. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

Post has attachment
A researcher in Australia who has had several papers retracted following an investigation by her former employer is now facing fraud and other charges. As The Guardian reports:

Post has attachment
The former director  of the X-ray crystallography lab at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, faked findings in three papers, according to the Office of Research Integrity.…

Post has attachment
A dentistry journal has retracted a paper after discovering the research was lifted from dissertation work by two people unrelated to the paper authors. Here’s the notice for “Treatment of mandibular angle fracture with a 2 mm, 3-dimensional rectangular…

Post has attachment
Here’s another installment of PubPeer Selections:

Post has attachment
Last month, we reported that a Wayne State University cancer researcher had threatened legal action involving post-publication peer review site PubPeer, claiming that he had lost a job offer from the University of Mississippi because of comments on the…

Post has attachment
The week at Retraction Watch began with the retraction of a paper touted by Dr. Oz. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:
Wait while more posts are being loaded