We reached two milestones this week at Retraction Watch.
We are very big fans of Retraction Watch. In the last couple of years, we have made two financial contributions to them in recent years. The Retraction Watch database is a great way to check if a paper you want to reference has been retracted.
When we launched Retraction Watch in 2010, we, along with many others, thought retractions happened only dozens of times per year. We were wrong, and soon learned that figures had doubled in the first decade of this century, and that no one was keeping close track. The idea for the database was born several years later.