Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Author squabble sinks cardiology papers

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Two papers on “novel techniques” have been retracted with what is unfortunately a very non-novel technique: an odd notice and silence when we asked for comment.

Here’s the explanation for retraction of “A novel approach to treat residual peridevice leakage after left-atrial appendage closure,” by Wunderlich N, Wilson N, and Sievert H:

The above article in the Journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, published online on 29 April 2013 (82#2, August 1, p.313–319) in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Steven R. Bailey, and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

The retraction is due to a disagreement among the authors on the complete list of contributing authors and designation of the corresponding author.

The paper has yet to be cited.

And the notice for “A novel technique to remove a right atrial thrombotic mass attached to a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device,” by Wunderlich N, Franke J, and Sievert H:

The above article in the Journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, published online on 27 June 2013 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Steven R. Bailey, and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

The retraction is due to disagreement among the authors on the designation of the corresponding author and noncompliance with the copyright transfer requirements for this journal.

The paper appears to have been cited once.

Wunderlich and Sievert have worked together many times before. One wonders what kind of falling out led to the retraction. Here’s the copyright transfer agreement:

“If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

Emails to the journal editor and publisher were not returned.

Comments
  • JATdS July 3, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Why should editors and publishers respond to RW?

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