Plagiarism leads to retraction of conduction paper
The article, “Granular and intergranular conduction in La1.32Sr1.68Mn2O7 layered manganite system,” came mostly from a team of physicists at University Ibn Zohr, and appeared in June.
According to the retraction notice:
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editors.
The authors have plagiarized part of a paper that had already appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 106, 093709 (2009);10.1063/1.3256182 (6 pages). Title: Effects of pressure on charge transport and magnetic properties of La1.32Sr1.68Mn2O7 layered manganite by M. Kumaresavanji, M.S. Reis, Y.T. Xing, and M.B. Fontes.
One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication is that authors declare explicitly that their work is original and has not appeared in a publication elsewhere. Re-use of any data should be appropriately cited. As such this article represents a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process.