Editors and Translators Meeting 2007 – METM 07
Real Jardín Botánico/CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Poster: Accountability: editor, guest editor, reviewer, scientific association, publisher. The Human Immunology Arnaiz-Villena retraction, 2001-2003
A research paper in a subspecialty medical journal was retracted on the advice of the publisher within one month of publication in September 2001, in response to complaints by readers and members of the journal's editorial board that it contained inappropriate political statements. The controversy triggered by this decision centered on appropriate language and content for scientific articles, and on editorial "due process" for retraction in the absence of fraud or serious error.
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