27 April 2016

Evolution journal retracts old science because new science is better

Retraction Watch is reporting on a case where the journal Evolution is retracting a paper, against the author’s wishes, because the author’s new research was better than the old (now retracted) research.

This is a bad move by the editors, for multiple reasons. Retracted papers still get cited, though. And maybe, in this case, that’s a good thing.

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