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Publish or Perish

By Anne Welsh, on 4 September 2009

Peter Williams has recently completed a study with The Committee on Publication Ethics, examining how and why journals retract articles. By exploring editors’ experiences of the retraction process and the nature of retraction statements COPE hopes to develop guidelines for authors. The study was featured in a recent THE article on the ‘Publish or perish’ factor in withdrawal of science papers. article


Pete was awarded an Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Research Studentship for 2008-2009.

(This item was originally posted to the UCL DIS News & Events page by D.J. Clarke)

Image: Pete’s departmental webpage