Multiple Publications: The Main Reason for the Retraction of Papers in Computer Science

  • Mymoona Dawood Abdulmalek Al-HidabiEmail author
  • Phoey Lee Teh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 886)


This paper intends to review the reasons for the retraction over the last decade. The paper particularly aims at reviewing these reasons with reference to computer science field to assist authors in comprehending the style of writing. To do that, a total of 36 retracted papers found on the Web of Science within Jan 2007 through July 2017 are explored. Given the retraction notices which are based on 10 common reasons, this paper classifies the two main categories, namely, random and non-random retraction. Retraction due to the duplication of publications scored the highest proportion of all other reasons reviewed.


Reasons on retraction Random and non-random Retracted papers Retraction notice Clustering Classification duplication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mymoona Dawood Abdulmalek Al-Hidabi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Phoey Lee Teh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and Information SystemsSunway UniversityBandar SunwayMalaysia

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