Comp sci journal retracts paper for overlap
The Journal of Systems Architecture has retracted a 2010 article by a group of researchers in China who tried to publish their work twice.
The paper first appeared in July 2010 in the Journal of Software under the title, “Description and Verification of Dynamic Software Architectures for Distributed Systems.” At the time, it had three authors — Xu Hongzhen, Zeng Guosun and Bo Chen.
But Xu and Zeng evidently resubmitted the paper to the Journal of Systems Architecture, which published its version, ”Specification and verification of dynamic evolution of software architectures,” in October 2010.
As the notice explains:
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief.
This paper has been withdrawn as it became apparent that a second, virtually identical article was published at about the same time in Journal of Software. The two papers had very similar content, addressing the same problem with similar techniques. Following a detailed investigation, with the support of the authors, the differences in the text and the techniques used were considered too minor.