Peer review and editorial processes are important to maintaining the integrity of scholarly publishing. These processes try to limit the number of mistakes and errors included in published research. When errors are published, articles may be retracted. Explore the following resources and sample searches for exploring retractions.


While ideally researchers would avoid ever making mistakes, that's not feasible. It's important that our scholarly publishing processes include a mechanism to correct mistakes.

You may need to search for retractions related to your area of research. The following are resources and tips.

Searching for Retracted Research

Methods to locate retracted articles vary by database. Some databases include filters or options to refine by correction within a filter such as document type. When these filters are not available, you can design a search that includes one of the following terms: