Check your sources.

Find retractions and predatory journals in an article’s citations to the 3rd generation.

Our Retraction Analysis Service Is Live Now

We’re working hard to add the following features to RedacTek’s generational source validation service within the month of October 2021:

  • PubPeer Comments – This is where post-publication peer discussion takes place, which can help identify scientific concerns with a source prior to that source being retracted.
  • Crossref Data – Crossref allows for a fuller compliment of reference sources, along with a more complete store of DOI and PMID numbers.
  • Browser Plugins – Starting with Chrome, we’re making browser plug-ins that will allow you to see RedacTek alerts for articles based on the DOI/PMID that appears on a browser page.
  • Self-Citing Authors – When an author cites their own work as more than 25% of the sources for a given article, care should be taken to ensure there is a good reason to so exclusively rely on their own previous research to ensure nothing unethical has taken place.

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If there's a problem with the data, we'll find it.

  • Find retractions
  • Identify predatory journals
  • Rank papers against their peers

Why RedacTek

Unsound sources result in:

  • Money lost
  • Time wasted
  • Reputations damaged
  • Illnesses uncured


Chart indicates PubMed retraction notifications per year.