Publishing in triplicate leads to polymer paper retraction
Here’s the notice:
The following article from the Journal of Applied Polymer Science, “Drug release properties of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)/acrylic acid copolymer hydrogels,” by Abdullah S. Alarifi, published online on 14 February 2011 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), and in Volume 120, pp. 3484–3489, has been retracted by agreement between the journal’s editors and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed because of unacknowledged overlap with work previously published in the Arab Journal of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (2010, 43, 366), as well as in Proceeding, 2nd International Conference on Radiation Sciences and Applications (Egyptian Society of Radiation Sciences and Applications: Marsa Alam, Egypt, 2010; p 362).
Both of the papers referred to in the notice were written by Alarifi.
The paper has yet to be cited, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.