A tale of one exceedingly clear retraction discover, and two nonexistent ones – Retraction Watch
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A researcher in China has misplaced one — effectively, perhaps two, extra on that in a second — 2015 articles for falsification of knowledge and different misconduct. And one of the journals he tried to dupe is having none of it.
The papers appeared in Tissue Engineering, which is revealed by Mary Ann Liebert. A associated, however but unretracted, article was within the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, a Springer title. The focus of the case is Xing Wei, of the, National Engineering Research Center of Genetic Medicine at Jinan University, in Guangzhou.
Here’s the retraction discover:
The editors of Tissue Engineering have been knowledgeable by an exterior peer reviewer about potential fraud with two equally revealed articles in 2014 in Tissue Engineering: Part A, and once more in 2015 within the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. The two revealed articles are:
Wu Z, Fan L, Xu B, Lin Y, Zhang P, Wei X. Use of decellularized scaffolds mixed with hyaluronic acid and primary fibroblast progress issue for pores and skin tissue engineering. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015;21(1–2):390–402. DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2013.0260. Epub 2014 Oct 14.
Wu Z, Tang Y, Fang H, Su Z, Xu B, Lin Y, Zhang P, Wei X. Decellularized scaffolds containing hyaluronic acid and EGF for selling the get better of pores and skin wounds. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2015;26(1):5322. DOI: 10.1007/s10856-014-5322-1.
Signs of scientific misconduct have been present in each articles. In temporary, the identical pictures have been utilized in each articles, claiming to point out totally different remedy circumstances. Further, the identical picture was utilized in totally different magnifications, once more stating that it exhibits totally different remedy circumstances. Lastly, there gave the impression to be potential proof that pictures have been manipulated by slicing, copying, and pasting components from one picture to a different.
The editors of Tissue Engineering introduced this difficulty to the eye of the authors, however weren’t glad by their response. As a end result, the editorial management of Tissue Engineering have decided retraction is required as a way to shield the integrity of the literature.
In 2015, Dr. Wei revealed one other paper in Tissue Engineering entitled, “Promoting the Recovery of Injured Liver with Poly (Three-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-Three-Hydroxyvalerate-Co-Three-Hydroxyhexanoate) Scaffolds Loaded with Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells, revealed in quantity 21, quantity Three–four, which can also be being retracted individually primarily based on the potential proof of picture manipulation.
Tissue Engineering, its editors, and its writer are dedicated to upholding the strictest requirements of the scientific document and the group it serves.
While the discover is kind of detailed, the second paper talked about has not but been marked retracted.
Neither has the paper within the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. We emailed the editor of the journal about its standing however haven’t heard again.
We additionally emailed Wei for remark however didn’t obtain a response.
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