عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate factors which influence the articles be retracted.
Methods: This study was an applied study and survey. It used scientometric method and content analysis approach. All of 109 items of Iranian retracted articles between 1997 -2017 were retrieved in Scopus to be analyze in Scopus, Google scholar, and Research gate.
Results: According to the current study, number of retracted articles did not scale up or down in a significant pattern and the pattern rate of retractions just depends on the quality of the articles and they cannot be expunged from the search cycles. Some altmetrics indicators such as reads and citations in research gate showed the effect of retracted articles on the authors and their way of research, so they cannot be remove from the scientific resources even if we retract them.
Moreover, most of articles are retracted because of authors’ faults or invalid Functions in reviewing stages. Medicine is the main subject which has the most retracted articles and Physics and astronomy, Computer science, and Earth and energy sciences have the list number of retracted articles. So, publishers can concentrate on these subject areas to know the possibility of retractions.