You may think that in a country with regular plagiarism scandals there would be many retractions. But a search for ‘retractions’ in the open-access depository of academic journals, Hrcak Srce, shows only two retraction notices among more than 70,000 articles in 271 journals indexed there.
There may be several reasons for this.
One is that some retracted articles simply disappear from the database, without any notices. Other articles are retracted and their full text is taken down from the Hrcak Srce database, but their abstracts are still indexed there with no indication that they had been retracted.
He runs the EuroScientist blog Balkan Science Beat.
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