An "alarming" and "exceptionally high" rate of COVID-19 retractions?

Account Res. 2021 Jan;28(1):58-59. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2020.1793675. Epub 2020 Jul 11.


More than 20 papers about COVID-19 have been retracted at the time of this writing. It is premature, however, to conclude that such work is being retracted at higher rates than the rest of the literature.

Keywords: COVID-19; Retractions.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Publications
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Writing