Publishing research results is critical in science because it allows other researchers to access scientific journals and use the information or contribute. However, publishing findings does not mark the end of researchers’ responsibilities. They must develop ways to implement the research into practice and prepare to counter any arguments facilitated by contemporary changes. Scientific and academic papers are critical communication and advertising tools. However, they are exposed to several dynamics, requiring researchers to always look into their relevance and support initiatives for improvement.
Recently, a study by Gordon Freeman, Kinetics of non-homogeneous processes in the human society, was retracted from the Canadian Journal of Physics because of unethical behavior and its contribution to societal chaos. The journal article sought to investigate the increased incidence of unethical behavior in society. However, the researcher suggested that single-family units, where both parents have jobs outside the home, are the leading cause of the increased unethical behaviors. The researcher suggested that these parents do not nurture their children properly, leading to negative outcomes like drug abuse and irresponsible sexual behaviors.
The Canadian Journal of Science retracted the research by Gordon Freeman because it did not qualify as scientific literature. The researcher obtained the research information unethically, the data presented is incomplete, and his conclusions are unsupported (Canadian Journal of Physics, 2020). The research is unethical because it is against societal fabrics that build up families and sustain development. According to the researcher, single families and working parents breed unmotivated children who grow up into disruptive adults. However, several other factors in our environment can facilitate unethical and risky behaviors in children. These findings have the potential to disrupt family structures and individual perceptions of society. Therefore, they are inappropriate for scientific literature.
Canadian Journal of Physics (2020). (9) 893-893. Web.