Why Articles in Arts and Humanities Are Being Retracted?

Gali Halevi

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This article describes some of the characteristics of retracted articles in Arts and Humanities. A total 129 retracted articles in Arts and Humanities journals were identified using Retraction Watch and Scopus and then analyzed. The analysis shows that the main reasons for retracting Arts and Humanities articles is recycling and plagiarism. The analysis also shows that retracted articles continue to be read, downloaded and cited as well as mentioned in social media channels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalPublishing Research Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • Content recycling
  • Plagiarism
  • PlumX
  • Retracted articles
  • Scientific misconduct


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