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Gaceta Sanitaria

Print version ISSN 0213-9111

Gac Sanit vol.33 n.1 Barcelona Jan./Feb. 2019  Epub Oct 21, 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.06.015 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Misconduct and retraction

Malas prácticas y retractación

Beuy Jooba  *  , Viroj Wiwaanitkitb 

a Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

b Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, India

Dear Editor:

We read the publication Misconduct as the main cause for retraction. A descriptive study of retracted publications and their authors with a great interest.1 The authors noted that «Specific strategies to limit this phenomenon must be implemented. It would be useful to standardize reasons and procedures for retraction. The development of a standard retraction form to be permanently indexed in a database might be relevant», and also noted for the observation of high number of retractions from Iran, China and Egypt. In fact, the misconduct is common problem and is observable in any countries. The mentioned three countries might have good system for monitoring the problem and management of misconduct observed in post publication period. Indeed, the management of the problematic publication is an interesting issue. Some problematic publications are neglected by publishers and the poor publishers, especially for predatory publishers, sometimes support the publications of works with misconducts.2,3 The development of standard guideline for retraction is required and there should be the international collaboration for management of the problem.

References

1. Campos-Varela I, Ruano-Raviña A. Misconduct as the main cause for retraction. A descriptive study of retracted publications and their authors. Gac Sanit. 2018:30072-4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.01.009, pii: S0213-9111. [Epub ahead of print]. [ Links ]

2. Wiwanitkit V. Plagiarism, management, journal retraction and response by author's institute. Saudi J Anaesth. 2013;7:223. 3. Gasparyan AY, Nurmashev B, Seksenbayev B, et al. Plagiarism in the context of education and evolving detection strategies. Korean Med Sci. 2017;32:1220-7. [ Links ]

3. Gasparyan AY, Nurmashev B, Seksenbayev B, et al. Plagiarism in the context of education and evolving detection strategies. Korean Med Sci. 2017;32:1220-7. [ Links ]

Funding: None.

*Corresponding author:beuyjoob@hotmail.com (B. Joob).

Authorship contributions: Contribution: Joob 50%; Wiwanitkit 50%.

Conflicts of interest: None

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