While the phenomenon of retraction has received a lot of attention from the scientific community, what has not received enough eyeballs are retraction notices. Most journals do not provide the reasons behind retraction, and thus, the negative connotation about retraction proceeds to prevail. Apart from this, ambiguous reraction notices are hurting to scientific progress. Questions about what an ideal retraction notice should look like, what journals and authors can do to bring more transparency to retractions, and how this will help science form the main premise of this opinion chunk. 

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