Crossref data for Assessing the agreement in retraction indexing across 4 multidisciplinary sources: Crossref, Retraction Watch, Scopus, and Web of Science



Tab-separated value (TSV) file.
14745 data rows. Each data row represents publication metadata as retrieved from Crossref ( 2023-04-05 when searching for retracted publications.

Each row has the following columns:

Index - Our index, starting with 0.
DOI - Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the publication
Year - Publication year associated with the DOI.
URL - Web location associated with the DOI.
Title - Title associated with the DOI. May be blank.
Author - Author(s) associated with the DOI.
Journal - Publication venue (journal, conference, ...) associated with the DOI
RetractionYear - Retraction Year associated with the DOI. May be blank.
Category - One or more categories associated with the DOI. May be blank.

Our search was via the Crossref REST API and searched for:
Date made availableMay 2 2023
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • metadata
  • Crossref
  • retraction

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