Retraction Watch

We receive weekly updates on retractions from Retraction Watch. Founded in 2010, Retraction Watch produces a highly read blog and the most comprehensive database of retractions available across all scientific fields. The mission of their parent organization, the Center for Scientific Integrity, is to promote transparency and integrity in science and scientific publishing, and to disseminate best practices and increase efficiency in science.


We use OpenAlex to identify articles and their citations.  OpenAlex is a repository of scientific publication records, citation relationships between those publications, as well as authors, institutions, journals, conferences, and fields of study.


We use Crossref citation data to supplement our article and source list. Crossref is a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. They rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services—all to help put scholarly content in context


PubPeer’s comments on published articles are typically where scientific debate takes place, which makes them a great resource for determining a source’s validity. The PubPeer Foundation is a California-registered public-benefit corporation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the United States. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to improve the quality of scientific research by enabling innovative approaches for community interaction. The bylaws of the Foundation establish as a service run for the benefit of its readers and commenters, who create its content. Their current focus is maintaining and developing the PubPeer online platform for post-publication peer review.


Cabells generates decision-ready intelligence about academic journals for research professionals. On the Journalytics platform, researchers can draw from the intersection of expertise, data and analytics to make better decisions to better administer research. In Predatory Reports, Cabells has undertaken the most comprehensive and detailed campaign against predatory journals, cataloguing and reporting the behaviors of over 13,000 predatory or fraudulent academic journals. By combining its efforts with those of researchers, academic publishers, industry organizations and other service providers, Cabells works to create a safe, transparent and equitable publishing ecosystem that can nurture generations of knowledge and innovation.