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Should journals retract when an author is sent to prison for a crime unrelated to their work?

Should a journal retract a paper when they learn that one of its authors has earned a year-long prison sentence for a reason completely unrelated to their work? For Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics the answer was no. And experts in publication ethics say that was the right call. The article was published by Retraction Watch.

IMAGE: Prison Jail Cell — Flickr

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