Criminologist to have four papers retracted following months of scrutiny – Retraction Watch
A criminology professor at Florida State University whose paintings has been beneath the microscope for 6 months will have four papers retracted, Retraction Watch has discovered.
We first reported at the case of Eric Stewart, the FSU professor, in July, after Justin Pickett, one of the co-authors on one of the papers, posted a 27-page rationalization of why he concept the object will have to be retracted. That adopted a May five letter from a “John Smith” outlining issues of 5 papers via Stewart. Four of the ones papers are being retracted.
The paper Pickett co-authored, which was once first revealed in 2011, is now being retracted via Criminology. The realize will learn:
This article has been retracted on the request of the authors and via settlement with the magazine editors. The 2d writer, within the route of responding to considerations raised with the information and research, recognized a mistake in the way in which the unique information have been merged. This, at the side of the invention of different coding and transcription mistakes, jointly exceeded what the authors believed to be applicable for a printed paper. They due to this fact voluntarily asked that the paper be retracted. The 3rd writer additionally asked retraction however disputes that the recognized discrepancies are attributable to researcher error.
Another paper co-authored via Stewart, revealed in 2018, earned a correction in August in line with questions raised prior to “John Smith”’s letter.
Annulla Linders, co-editor of Social Problems, which revealed two of the papers slated for retraction, informed Retraction Watch that she concept the notices had already been posted, however that they weren’t but to be had at the writer’s website. The magazine had already subjected the papers to expressions of worry, one of which we reported on in early September.
Editors of Law & Society Review mentioned that the timing of the awareness’s e-newsletter for the paper of their magazine was once up to Wiley, which publishes it.
In July, we famous that Criminology,
…the place one of the paper’s co-authors, Brian Johnson, is an editor — informed Pickett that it simplest retracts when there are criminal problems with a paper. According to our database, the magazine hasn’t ever retracted a paper. Johnson showed for Retraction Watch that the authors are operating on a correction.
The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed a tale concerning the case on September 24, and four days later, the co-editors of Criminology issued a commentary strolling thru their procedure for reviewing considerations concerning the paper, and pronouncing that “the preferred approach is to employ the classical comment-and-reply model.” Last week, at the yearly assembly of the American Society of Criminology, which publishes the magazine, the editors introduced the retraction of the 2011 paper.
Neither the editors of Criminology nor Stewart have spoke back to our new requests for remark. It is unclear whether or not the 2018 Criminology paper “John Smith” flagged is being retracted.
Update, 1300 UTC, 11/24/19: On November 19, about 12 hours after this put up was once revealed, the editors of Criminology posted a commentary confirming that the 2011 paper can be retracted with the awareness above. They additionally wrote that they have “not yet reached a conclusion” concerning the 2018 paper.
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