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Retracted papers on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

  • Autori: Cortegiani, Andrea; Catalisano, Giulia; Ippolito, Mariachiara; Giarratano, Antonino; Absalom, Anthony R.; Einav, Sharon
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2021
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome-relatedcoronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become the most importantfield of research in 2020. Scientific journals have been managing an unprecedented number of manuscript submissions comprised of research on this topic. Acceleratedpublication of papers containing data regarding SARS-CoV-2has been facilitated, assuming that rapid circulation of important knowledge may save lives. Experts have raised concerns regarding the methodological quality of articles published after accelerated review processes.1e3Access to preprint versions of scientific papers has also increased. Retraction is a mechanism for alerting readers that an article contains seriously flawed or erroneous content and isunreliable.4The aim of this study was to systematically collect data on articles on SARS-CoV-2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that have been retracted, temporarily retracted, or that have triggered expressions of concern