Despite Warnings, Biomedical Scholars Cite Hundreds of Retracted Papers

Authors, you really ought to take a look at the journal articles you cite. Not only is it the responsible thing to do, it will save you the embarrassment of discovering after the fact that you have given a nod to a retracted or discredited paper.

That advice sounds obvious, but some scholarly authors still need to hear it, says John M. Budd, whose research shows that a large number of retracted papers continue to be cited long after they have been flagged as untrustworthy.