Misinformation in Science and Scholarship: Why Do We Keep Citing Retracted Papers?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
Jodi A. Schneider
7:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation

Event Description


Errors, falsification, and fraud all occur in science and scholarship. Retraction is a mechanism for alerting readers to unreliable scholarly publications that should not be used. However, some retracted articles continue to be treated by researchers and the public as valid content. Why?

Professor Schneider will draw on the year-long stakeholder consultation and citation analysis from her Alfred P. Sloan Foundation project, “Reducing the Inadvertent Citation of Retracted Papers,” and a new cycle of standards development work in progress through the NISO CORREC Working Group in order to offer suggestions for readers, authors, journal editors, and publishers.

CAS Director and Professor of Entomology May Berenbaum will moderate.

Jodi A. Schneider

Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences