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Publication . Article . 2021

Retracted articles in the biomedical literature from Indian authors

Bakthavachalam Elango;
Open Access
Published: 01 Mar 2021 Journal: Scientometrics (issn: 0138-9130, eissn: 1588-2861, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Springer International Publishing

The aim of the present study is to identify retracted articles in the biomedical literature (co) authored by Indian authors and to examine the features of retracted articles. The PubMed database was searched to find the retracted articles in order to reach the goal. The search yielded 508 records and retrieved for the detailed analysis of: authorships and collaboration type, funding information, who retracts? journals and impact factors, and reasons for retraction. The results show that most of the biomedical articles retracted were published after 2010 and common reasons are plagiarism and fake data for retraction. More than half of the retracted articles were co-authored within the institutions and there is no repeat offender. 25% of retracted articles were published in the top 15 journals and 33% were published in the non-impact factor journals. Average time from publication to retraction is calculated to 2.86 years and retractions due to fake data takes longest period among the reasons. Majority of the funded research was retracted due to fake data whereas it is plagiarism for non-funded.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Library science Publication ethics History Repeat offender Bibliometrics


Article, Bibliometrics, Retractions, India, Biomedicine, Misconduct, PubMed, Publication ethics, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, General Social Sciences

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