Check your sources.
Find issues and concerns with an article’s sources to the 3rd generation.
RedacTek’s generational source validation services include:
- Retraction notifications - We note when an article or source has been retracted, across three generations of sources (available now).
- 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 (available now).
- Author self-cites – 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 (just implemented, needs work).
- Crossref Data – Crossref allows for a fuller compliment of reference sources, along with a more complete store of DOI and PMID numbers (end of December).
- 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 (Q1 2022).
- Predatory Journals - Partnering with Cabell's, we identify articles and sources published by predatory journals, who do not properly conduct peer-review of their publications (2022).
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