A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RETRACTED ARTICLES IN NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA BETWEEN 2016-2020
- Endurance Uzobo
- Wilberforce Island
- Aboluwaji D. Ayinmoro Tolulope F. Ojo Olawale J. Gbadeyan
- ( paper pages. 313 - 330 )
Retraction of public domain articles to self-correct research is
expedient to remedy misleading and false findings in the scientific
community. This paper, therefore, examined the trends and
prevalence of article retraction in Nigeria and South Africa. The
comparative cross-sectional survey used
www.retractiondatabase.org to sample 51 retracted articles from
Nigeria (20) and South Africa (31) between 2016 and 2020. Data
was analysed at univariate and bivariate levels. Findings revealed
that while Elsevier retracted more articles from South Africa,
Taylor and Francis had the most retracted publications from
Nigeria. Medical scientists were more likely than authors from
other fields to have their publications withdrawn. While errors and
concerns about methods and analysis were the primary reasons for
the retraction of articles from South Africa, plagiarism was the
primary reason for retractions from Nigeria. It is, therefore, imperative that manuscripts be allowed to pass integrity tests before
Endurance Uzobo, Wilberforce Island, Aboluwaji D. Ayinmoro Tolulope F. Ojo Olawale J. Gbadeyan.
"A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RETRACTED ARTICLES IN NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA BETWEEN 2016-2020"
The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies,
64 (3): 313 - 330.