About these ads

Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Archive for the ‘denmark retractions’ Category

Penkowa-Pedersen paper retracted nearly three years after being subjected to Notice of Concern

with one comment

faseb journalWe have an update on the complicated story of Milena Penkowa and Bente Klarlund Pedersen.

Two papers coauthored by the pair — who have both been found guilty of scientific dishonesty by the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty — have been retracted by the FASEB Journal.

Here’s one notice (both are unfortunately behind a paywall): Read the rest of this entry »

About these ads

A retracted retraction: Backsies for an anti-terrorism paper

with 4 comments

Nasrullah Memon

Nasrullah Memon

The other day, we wrote about a puzzling situation that appeared to involve the ninth retraction for an anti-terrorism researcher. A book chapter by Nasrullah Memon, of the University of Southern Denmark, was marked “Retracted,” both in the abstract’s title and on the PDF. But Memon forwarded us an email from Springer, the book’s publisher, saying that they had decided to publish an erratum rather than retract.

And indeed, sometime after we published our post, the retraction was changed to an erratum, with the following notice: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ivanoransky

January 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

Anti-terrorism researcher notches ninth retraction — or does he?

with 3 comments

Nasrullah Memon

Nasrullah Memon

A year ago, we wrote about eight retractions by Nasrullah Memon, an anti-terrorism researcher at the University of Southern Denmark, for plagiarism.

He seems to has another retraction, although that may be in dispute. As Debora Weber-Wulff reports, Memon’s chapter in Advanced Data Mining and Applications, which “constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2007, held in Harbin, China in August 2007,” is now marked “retracted.” Read the rest of this entry »

Danish commitee finds Klarlund Pedersen, Penkowa guilty of scientific dishonesty

with 7 comments

Klarlund Pedersen

Klarlund Pedersen

Two researchers in Denmark are guilty of scientific dishonesty, the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD, Danish acronym UVVU) has concluded.

In July, the DCSD said in a draft report that Bente Klarlund Pedersen had acted in a “scientifically dishonest” and “grossly negligent” manner. She — and many of her defenders — responded by saying that while she had made mistakes, she had not committed misconduct. Here’s a key quote from a letter her attorney wrote to the committee: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ivanoransky

December 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Citing “scientific dishonesty,” Danish board calls for retraction of controversial paper on decline of Western civilization

with 11 comments

Helmuth-Nyborg-180

Helmuth Nyborg

The Danish Committees for Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD) is calling for the retraction of a politically sensitive article by Helmuth Nyborg, a controversial Danish  psychologist, over concerns about referencing and authorship.

The 2011 paper, “The Decay of Western Civilization: Double Relaxed Darwinian Selection,” appeared in Personality and Individual Differences, a prestigious journal in the field, and quickly aroused the ire of a group of Danish scientists. As first reported in the Danish press, an inquiry by the DCSD concluded late last month that:

The DCSD found that the defendant had committed scientific dishonesty by appearing as the sole author of an article and by including a reference which did not support the data it indicated to support. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by amarcus41

November 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

Henry IV, part 2: No retraction necessary, say some authors of royal head identification paper

with 6 comments

Henry IV, via Wikimedia

Henry IV, via Wikimedia

Last week, we reported that some of the authors of a 2010 paper in the BMJ claiming to have identified Henry IV’s head thought the study should be retracted based on new evidence. Some of the other authors have now responded to that call for retraction, which appeared on the BMJ’s site alongside the paper.

Philippe Charlier, the corresponding author of the original paper, and five of the original paper’s 15 co-authors conclude after reviewing the evidence that

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ivanoransky

November 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Off with his paper! Some authors want to retract claim to have identified Henry IV’s head

with 12 comments

Henry IV, via Wikimedia

Henry IV, via Wikimedia

The BMJ is well-known for its annual Christmas issue, which New York Times medical correspondent Lawrence Altman calls

a lighter and sometimes brighter side of medicine, publishing unusual articles that vary from simply amusing to bizarre to creative or potentially important.

The 2010 issue was no exception, featuring a paper called “Multidisciplinary medical identification of a French king’s head (Henri IV)” in which: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ivanoransky

October 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

Regrettable, but not scientifically dishonest: Klarlund Pedersen responds to Danish committee

with 7 comments

Klarlund Pedersen

Klarlund Pedersen

A Danish researcher has responded to a draft report of the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD) that found she had acted in a “scientifically dishonest” and “grossly negligent” manner.

Bente Klarlund Pedersen, a University of Copenhagen researcher, has published with Milena Penkowa, four of whose papers have been retracted following investigations. In the press, she argued that while she had made mistakes, she had not committed misconduct.

The 57-page letter from Klarlund Pedersen’s attorney to the DCSD responds in detail to the critique of her work, including twelve papers. This passage from the summary gathers the arguments together: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ivanoransky

September 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

Penkowa notches fourth retraction, in Experimental Neurology

with 5 comments

exp neuroMilena Penkowa, the Danish neuroscientist who resigned from the University of Copenhagen in December 2010 amid suspicions of misconduct, has had another paper retracted.

The new retraction appears in Experimental Neurology. Here’s the notice for “M-CSF deficiency leads to reduced metallothioneins I and II expression and increased tissue damage in the brain stem after 6-aminonicotinamide treatment”: Read the rest of this entry »

Danish committee: Researcher acted in “scientifically dishonest” and “grossly negligent” manner

with 14 comments

BKP_portraitA University of Copenhagen researcher who co-authored papers with Milena Penkowa — once the subject of misconduct and embezzlement inquiries — has been found by the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (acronym UVVU in Danish) to have acted in a “scientifically dishonest” and “grossly negligent” manner.

Two different researchers brought complaints against Bente Klarlund Pedersen and three of her co-authors (not including Penkowa) and the committee has ruled on both. According to a one-page English summary of the draft ruling on complaints brought by Jamie Timmons: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ivanoransky

July 2, 2013 at 10:14 am

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,339 other followers