The New York Times reports on a growing concern about researchers’ misconduct and journal editors’ need to retract previously published articles:
The journal [Infection and Immunity] wound up retracting six of the papers from the author, Naoki Mori of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan. And it soon became clear that Infection and Immunity was hardly the only victim of Dr. Mori’s misconduct. Since then, other scientific journals have retracted two dozen of his papers, according to the watchdog blog Retraction Watch.
The article “A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform” by Carl Zimmer is on line.