A command line tool to check a list of citations against The Retraction Watch Database

19 Jan 2021

I recently saw a tweet about retracted papers that still pick up citations so I thought I’d create a tool to help researchers double check themselves. I call it Rygor. It takes a file of paper names, auotomatically submits them to RWDB, and generates a report stating if it found each paper to be at risk for matching a retracted one. I may add more features to it depending on time, such as automatically pulling th citations from a web page, etc, depending on the availability of structured citation data, APIs, etc.