130: Normalizing retractions (with Dorothy Bishop)

Episode 130 · April 19th, 2021 · 1 hr 14 secs

About this Episode

Dan and James chat with Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford) about the importance of normalizing the retraction of scientific papers, publication ethics, and whether paper mills (companies that make fake papers at scale) are an issue in the psychological sciences

Here are some links and stuff we covered:

  • Dorothy's thoughts on how the adoption of open science practices has been progressing since we last had her on the show in June 2018
  • The European Research Council's new open access journal, which is free to publish in if you're ERC funded
  • Dan's proposal of something similar in a 2019 The Chronicle piece (free to read with email signup)
  • Dorothy's recent blogpost on publication ethics
  • The Society for Microbiology piece behind the blogpost
  • Our episode with Elisabeth Bik
  • Image manipulation in scientific papers
  • Why don't publishers have agreements with authors that if they discover something dodgy in papers the author can't sue them?
  • Retraction notices don't easily discriminate between fraud and mistakes, and this is one reason why that authors are so reluctant to have their work retracted
  • James' fictional paper mill story (based on real fraud), that he wrote with Otto Kalliokoski
  • Are paper mills a problem in psychology?
  • Dorothy's Oxford photo challenge

Other links

Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)

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Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2021, April 19) "130: Normalizing retractions (with Dorothy Bishop)", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/HRXU2

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