How one US organization hopes to make retractions more visible

There’s ample evidence that retracted papers — 2,500 per year and growing — continue to attract citations that do not mention the fact the paper has been retracted. Some of that may be because it’s not clear on publishers’ sites and databases that these papers have been retracted or flagged. The U.S. National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC) project would like to make things better. I spoke to Todd Carpenter, NISO’s executive director, about the new project. The full article was published by Retraction Watch.

IMAGE: Provided by Todd Carpenter