The one that got away: Plagiarism cuts line on fish stock paper
A pair of researchers in India has lost a paper in Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries for lifting chunks of text from other sources.
The article, “Advancements in morphometric differentiation: a review on stock identification among fish populations,” appeared in last March from scientists at the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources in Lucknow.
According to the retraction notice:
This article has been retracted at the request of the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief due to a violation of Springer’s Publishing Principles as part of the content of the article DOI 10.1007/s11160-012-9279-1 has been duplicated from different research papers. The authors apologize to the Editors and readers as well as the authors of the original papers.
Clearly, the journal here could have used a little help with morphometric differentiation. They certainly went out of their way to avoid using the word “plagiarism.”