Artículos retractados, ¿también en pandemia? Publicaciones retractadas sobre la covid-19



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Publicación retractada, pandemia, infecciones por coronavirus, bioética, covid-19, retractaciones


El propósito de este estudio es determinar las características y cantidad de publicaciones biomédicas retractadas sobre la covid-19, a través de la revisión de las bases de datos PubMed y Retraction Watch, para determinar autores, título, revista, fecha de publicación, fecha de retractación y motivo de la retractación. La literatura sobre la covid-19 ya alcanza más de 280.000 artículos, de los cuales 63 ya han sido retractados. Se observan rápidos procesos editoriales tanto para la publicación como para la retractación. Se destacan 25 artículos donde no se proporciona el motivo de la retractación. Dentro de los que sí lo señalan se encuentran publicaciones duplicadas, plagios, falta de aprobación del comité de ética, problemas de datos y metodológicos.


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Ordoñez Torres, K. (2022). Artículos retractados, ¿también en pandemia? Publicaciones retractadas sobre la covid-19. Persona Y Bioética, 26(1), e2612.



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