Earlier this year we repeated our analysis. This time we expanded it to cover a wider selection of open access journals, anticipating researchers and journals would be taking steps to prevent such errors appearing in their supplementary data files.
We were shocked to find in the period 2014 to 2020 that 3,436 articles, around 31% of our sample, contained gene name errors. It seems the problem has not gone away, and is actually getting worse.
Author(s): Mark Ziemann, Deakin University and Mandhri Abeysooriya, Deakin University
Publication Date: 27 August 2021
Publication Site: Cosmos magazine