Table 4

Mention of retraction on the original article
n (%)
Original article (n = 233):
Deletion 42 (18)
No Mention 52 (22)
Mention 139 (60)
  both website and article 101 (43)
 article 14 (6)
  website 22 (10)
  other* 2 (1)
If mention available on article (n = 115), details:
  At least a clear indication† 80 (70)
  present without notes 72 (63)
  present with notes at the end 5 (4)
  present with notes at the beginning 3 (3)
  Notes only 35 (30)
  at the end 9 (8)
  at the beginning 19 (16)
  both at the beginning and the end 7 (6)

* One empty pdf marked “retraction” with no mention on the website and one article with a mention on the website for which the paper was no longer available in pdf format but which was available as html text.

† Clear indication is for example printed diagonally across the paper.

Decullier et al.

Decullier et al. BMC Research Notes 2013 6:238   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-238

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