Authors retract Digestion paper for “unacceptably high number of errors”
A group of South Korean researchers has decided to withdraw a paper they recently published in the journal Digestion because it was filled with mistakes.
The paper, “Endoscopy-Based Decision Is Sufficient for Predicting Completeness in Lateral Resection Margin in Colon Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection,” was published earlier this year (and online in late 2011) by a group in Seoul. But according to the retraction notice:
We wish to withdraw our article ‘Endoscopy-Based Decision Is Sufficient for Predicting Completeness in Lateral Resection Margin in Colon Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection’ published in Digestion [2012;85:33–39] because it appears to contain an unacceptably high number of errors. The thematic focus continues to be relevant but the authors feel that greater caution and better judgment should have been exercised before submitting this particular article. As a consequence, all of the authors have decided to withdraw it from publication.
We’re not sure what “thematic focus” refers to.