The (lack of) Impact of Retraction on Citation Networks

TitleThe (lack of) Impact of Retraction on Citation Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMadlock-Brown, C, Eichmann, D
JournalScience & Engineering EthicsScience & Engineering Ethics
Volume21
Pagination127-137
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Accession Number100490679
KeywordsCITATION , CORRELATION , impact , Periodicals , Publication , Retractions , Scientific
AbstractArticle retraction in research is rising, yet retracted articles continue to be cited at a disturbing rate. This paper presents an analysis of recent retraction patterns, with a unique emphasis on the role author self-cites play, to assist the scientific community in creating counter-strategies. The authors found indicatiosn of new reasons for retractions emerging in recent years, and more editors are penning retractions. The rates of increase for retraction varies by category, and there is statistically significant difference of average impact factor between many categories. 18 % of authors self-cite retracted work post retraction with only 10 % of those authors also citing the retraction notice. Further, there is a positive correlation between self-cites and after retraction citations. 
NotesMadlock-Brown, Charisse 1; Email Address: charisse-madlock-brown@uiowa.edu Eichmann, David; Email Address: david-eichmann@uiowa.edu; Affiliation: 1: Health Informatics, University of Iowa, 125 West Washington St. Iowa City 52242 USA; Source Info: Feb2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p127; Subject Term: CITATION networks; Subject Term: SCIENTIFIC community; Subject Term: IMPACT factor (Citation analysis); Subject Term: PERIODICALS -- Articles; Subject Term: CORRELATION (Statistics); Author-Supplied Keyword: Citation networks; Author-Supplied Keyword: Publication ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Retractions; Author-Supplied Keyword: Scientific misconduct; Number of Pages: 11p; Document Type: Article

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