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When publishers mess up, why do authors pay the price? – Retraction Watch (Victoria Stern | December 2017)

Published/Released on December 05, 2017 | Posted by Admin on February 10, 2018 / , , , ,
 


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Springer has retracted two papers, which appeared online earlier this year in different journals, after discovering both were published by mistake.

Probably the most compelling example of why there’s a need for a more nuanced categorisation of retractions. At the very least it should be made clear when an error is the fault of the publisher.

A spokesperson at Springer explained that the retractions are “due to a human error.”
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According to one of the retraction notices, published in Archive for Mathematical Logic, the paper had not yet undergone peer review and the author plans to resubmit his paper to the journal. The other retraction notice, published in Arabian Journal of Geosciences, simply states that an “error in the submission system” is to blame. Unfortunately, in both cases the authors now have a retraction on their record, seemingly through no fault of their own.
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