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SU supports retraction of journal article
Author: Stellenbosch University
Published: 03/05/2019

​​Stellenbosch University strongly supports the retraction of the article Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in Coloured South African women by an international journal.

The editors and publishers of Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, have taken a decision to retract the article. According to their statement they had consulted with the authors throughout the process and that they (the authors) had agreed with the retraction. The statement further reads: “While this article was peer-reviewed and accepted according to the Journal's policy, it has subsequently been determined that serious flaws exist in the methodology and reporting of the original study."

“Based on our own initial evidence, the University strongly supports the retraction," says Prof Eugene Cloete, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies. “Our comprehensive investigation will nevertheless continue into all facets of the study."