Retracted papers of the Croatian authors in bibliographic databases

We identified and analysed 13 retracted articles of the Croatian authors published in the PubMed and Web of Science Core Collection covered journals. The analysis of the retraction notices revealed that 6 papers have been retracted at the request of editors, because of plagiarism, redundancy and concurrent submission, 3 papers have been retracted by agreement between the authors and the journal editors because of unreliability of the data and overlap with previously published papers, and finaly 3 papers have been retracted by the authors themselves, because of incorrect reporting of conflicts of interest, and incorrectly reported data. Time from publication to retraction varied from 9 months to 10 years.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017