Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2010, Vol. 12, No. 1
Following correspondence from a concerned reader, an inquiry was initiated into the novelty of results reported in the article entitled "Quantification of mitochondrial DNA with the A1555G mutation in deaf patients using real time-amplification refractory mutation system-quantitative PCR," which appeared online December 3, 2009 in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics as publish-ahead-of-print (doi: 10.2353/jmoldx.2010.090065). It was determined that four tables present in the JMD article had been previously published in the Chinese language journal National Medical Journal of China. After editorial communication with the corresponding author, Dr. Qi-shui, the Editors determined that the data represented redundant publication. The article is therefore being retracted from The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics by the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Association for Molecular Pathology (the Publishers). All authors have been notified of this decision.
J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2009; 28(1): 101.
Published online 2009 July 16. doi: 10.1186/1756-9966-28-101.
Copyright © 2009 Hao et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Retraction: siRNA directed against c-Myc inhibits proliferation and downregulates human telomerase reverse transcriptase in human colon cancer Colo 320 cells
Huang Hao,#1,2 Yu Nancai,1 Fu Lei,#1 Wei Xiong,3 Su Wen,1 Huang Guofu,1 Wu yanxia,1 Huang Hanju,2 Liu Qian,1 and Xiao Hongcorresponding author1
1 Center of Experimental Medicine, Wuhan No.1 Hospital, Wuhan, 430022, PR China
2 Department of Pathogentic Biology, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, PR China
3 Brain Research Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
The corresponding author submitted this article  to Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research although this article had been accepted and previously published by Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals . The article was also received and subsequently accepted and published by Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids . Since it has been brought to the attention of all authors that duplicate submission and publication have taken place the decision has been made to retract the article published in Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research. The authors are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to the editorial staff and readers.
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Print version ISSN 0100-879X
Braz J Med Biol Res vol.41 no.5 Ribeirão Preto May 2008
Braz J Med Biol Res, May 2008, Volume 41(5) 437 (Retraction)
Retraction of the paper "Niemann-Pick type C1 protein influences the delivery of cholesterol to the SREBP:SCAP complex"
Yong-Jun Guo, Wei-Hua Li, Rong Wu, Qiang Xie, Zu-Huang Zhang and Lian-Qun Cui
Braz J Med Biol Res 2008; 41: 26-33
The Editors of the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research are retracting the paper "Niemann-Pick type C1 protein influences the delivery of cholesterol to the SREBP:SCAP complex". Yong-Jun Guo, Wei-Hua Li, Rong Wu, Qiang Xie, Zu-Huang Zhang, Lian-Qun Cui. Braz J Med Biol Res 2008; 41: 26-33 because of plagiarism. The person responsible, Y.J. Guo, Department of Cardiology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Xiamen, China, has admitted this breach of ethics, has stated that the other authors were not aware of the plagiarism, and sends his sincere apologies to all involved. The original work was published in an Honour Thesis by Julie Wood of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Retraction: Gong Z et al. Injuries after a Typhoon in China. N Engl J Med 2007;356:196-7.
To the Editor: I request that our letter to the editor, "Injuries after a Typhoon in China,"1 be retracted because much of it was previously published in Chinese journals.2,3
Zhenyu Gong, M.P.H.
Zhejiang Center for Disease Control and Prevention
1. Gong Z, Chai C, Tu C, Lin J, Gao Y, Qui Y. Injuries after a typhoon in China. N Engl J Med 2007;356:196-197. [free full text]
2. Gong Z, Chai C, Tu C, et al. Epidemiologic study of the present status of injury to the population caused by typhoon Yunna. Natl Med J China 2005;85:3007-9. (In Chinese.)
3. Gong Z, Chai C, Tu C, et al. A field epidemiological study on the risk factors of injury caused by typhoon. Chin J Epidemiol 2006;27:773-6. (In Chinese.)
Retraction: Correlation between DNA Repair Capacity in Lymphocytes and Acute Side Effects to Skin during Radiotherapy in Nasopharyngeal Cancer Patients
* Wei-Dong Wang,
* Zheng-tang Chen,
* De-zhi Li,
* Zheng-huai Cao,
* Ping Pu,
* Shi-liang Sun,
* and Xiao-pin Shen
Clin Cancer Res May 15, 2009 15:3642; Published OnlineFirst April 23, 2009, doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-15-10-RET
Notzon's journal was alerted to such a case by Déjà vu. A group in China had, by Déjà vu's estimate, copied more than 95% of a paper on breast cancer first published in 2003 in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. The Chinese group changed the focus from breast cancer to nasopharyngeal cancer, which is much more common in those of Asian ancestry, and reported data from their own patients. The lead author of the original paper, Odilia Popanda of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, notes that she was rather miffed that the Chinese work, published in 2005, appeared in a higher profile journal, Clinical Cancer Research.
RETRACTED: Tube domains on antisymmetric matrices and representations of minimal representations
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Volume 352, Issue 2, 15 April 2009, Pages 846-855
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. Please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy).
Reason: The author has plagiarized part of a paper that had already appeared in Int. J. Math., 19 (2008) 1247–1268, doi:10.1142/S0129167X08005114. One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication is that authors declare explicitly that their work is original and has not appeared in a publication elsewhere. Re-use of any data should be appropriately cited. As such this article represents a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and we apologize to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process.
RETRACTED: Pricing currency options based on fuzzy techniques
European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 193, Issue 2, 1 March 2009, Pages 530-540
Reason: The author has plagiarized part of a paper that had already appeared in Comput. Oper. Res., 31 (2004) 1069–1081, doi:10.1016/S0305-0548(03)00065-0. One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication is that authors declare explicitly that their work is original and has not appeared in a publication elsewhere. As such, this article represents a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and we apologize to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process.
Separately, another netter, ASH, reported that an article published in New England Journal of Medicine has been subsequently published in Chinese journals by the same author. It has been used as an example of misconduct by NEJM's associate editor in his seminars.