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Correction: Reasons for and time to retraction of genetics articles published between 1970 and 2018

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Dal-Ré R, Ayuso C. Reasons for and time to retraction of genetics articles published between 1970 and 2018. J Med Genet 2019;56:734–40. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2019-106137.

Table 1 and 2 and supplementary files 1, 2, 3 and 5 require amendments.

In table 1, Reasons for retraction, Unreliable information the correct n is 179 (% 10.7, 95% CI 9.2 to 12.3); Authorship issues the correct n is 169 (% 10.7; 95% CI 9.2 to 12.3).

Table 1

Retracted genetics articles (N:1582). Reasons for retraction* and investigation, in 1970−2018

In table 2, columns 1970–2018, Medical Genetics, Authorship issues, the correct n is 63 (% 9.1; 95% CI 7.0 to 11.3). Column 1970–2018, Non-medical genetics, 'Unreliable information' the correct n is 101 (%11.3; 95% CI 9.2 to 13.4); ‘Authorship issues’ the correct n is 106 (% 11.9; 95% CI 9.8 to 14.0). These three errors did not impact neither the statistical analyses results nor the conclusions of the research.

Table 2

Retracted medical genetics and non−medical genetics articles in the retraction watch database, in 1970−2018 and in five time periods. (A). reasons for retraction and investigation. (B). country of origin of authors of retracted articles. information pertaining to the seven top countries with the highest number of biomedical retracted articles1

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