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English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637616, Singapore





Academic Editor: Alan Singleton

Abstract Retraction notices appear regularly in many scholarly journals, especially top-tier journals of science and engineering. One disconcerting feature of this emergent genre is evasion of authorship, that is, the deliberate obscuring of who has authored a particular retraction notice. This communication illustrates and discusses problems of evaded authorship of retraction notices. To address these problems, it proposes that scholarly journals should require explicit authorship of retraction notices and the inclusion of core generic components such as the content to be retracted, the reasons for the retraction, the attribution of responsibility, and the expression of mortification. View Full-Text

Keywords: retraction notices; academic misconduct; obscured authorship retraction notices; academic misconduct; obscured authorship





Author: Guangwei Hu

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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