Why Articles in Arts and Humanities Are Being Retracted?

  • Gali HaleviEmail author


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.


Retracted articles Scientific misconduct Plagiarism Content recycling PlumX 



*Note that retracted articles mentioned in this article are not included in the reference list. This is done in order to avoid their continuous citations

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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