Retracted research—published work that is withdrawn, removed, or otherwise invalidated from the scientific and scholarly record—can be, and often is, inadvertently propagated within the digital scholarly record through citations. These citations are more likely to happen when content is ‘silently’ withdrawn or when the process for effectively communicating retraction at all publication lifecycle stages is unclear.
NISO formed its CREC Working Group last summer to provide a community-driven solution to this problem. Its Recommended Practice for the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern will clearly identify all parties involved in communication of the retraction process, along with their responsibilities, actions, notifications, and the metadata needed to effectively communicate that a piece of published research has been retracted—and why.
Join representatives of NISO and the Working Group to discuss how an improved process for communicating retraction information will increase trust in the scientific process.
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