Math paper retracted because it “contains some ethical problems”
Here’s the notice for “Strong Limiting Behavior in Binary Search Trees:”
The paper contains some ethical problems, so the author was advised by the Editor to retract his paper, and resubmit it after the corrections.
1. Peishu Chen Journal of Inequalities and Applications 2013, 2013:60 (20 February 2013)
We don’t know what kind of ethical problems were involved, and the original paper has been removed from the journal’s site, so we asked the editor of the journal for more information. If this were a paper involving humans or lab animals, we’d guess the issues involved consent or mistreatment. But since it’s math, our minds wander to misappropriation of text, data or ideas.
Hat tip: Rolf Degen