domingo, 4 de setembro de 2011

Preocupação com aumento do numero de trabalhos científicos retirados

O Wall Street Journal public um artigo sobre o crescente número de trabalhos retirados (retracted): 
Mistakes in Scientific Studies Surge (aqui, mas somente para assinantes).

O publicou um comentário interessante sobre isto 

Surge in scientific retractions raises troubling questions (aqui)

Retractions of scientific studies are “surging,” according to an articlepublished Wednesday in the Wall "Street Journal.
Here are the startling numbers, as reported by Journal reporter Gautam Naik:
Since 2001, while the number of papers published in research journals has risen 44%, the number retracted has leapt more than 15-fold, data compiled for The Wall Street Journal by Thomason Reuters reveal.
Just 22 retraction notices appeared in 2001, but 139 in 2006 and 339 last year. Through seven months of this year, there have been 201, according to Thomson Reuters Web of Science, an index of 11,600 peer-reviewed journals world-wide."

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