retractions in bibtex entries,

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at
Sat Dec 10 22:14:05 CET 2022


> I get pubmed search updates and sometimes there is a retraction
> notice included. Updates like this can be a problem.
> This paper was recently retracted,

I use my own tcsh script to convert PubMed entries into bibtex format.
It uses a Pascal program - ancient but reliable tools (like LaTeX!).

So I ran it.  I got this entry:

author = "H. Zhang
 and J. Xian
 and Y. Li
 and L. Xiao
 and L. Wang",
title = "{Effects of Tenofovir Combined with Recombinant Human
Interferon alpha-2b on Negative Conversion Rate, Liver Function,
Immune Status, and Drug Safety in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B:
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis}",
journal = "Evid Based Complement Alternat Med",
volume = "2022",
pages = "1889628",
pmid = "35815265",
pmcid = "PMC9262527",
note = "\url
comment = "2022/12/10 16:00:11 ",
year = "2022"}

While generating that it told me that the way to get the medline
format entry is:

If you try this link, it should be a clean text page (attached).

My medlinebib program parses this since it is a reliable format.

In there I found:

PT  - Retracted Publication

So you can use that to identify retracted publications - no unreliable
html scraping needed!!


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Biological Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at

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