The American Journal of Gastroenterology has retracted a 2011 article on colon cancer by a group of Cleveland Clinic researchers after finding “evidence” of plagiarism in the text.
The article, a review, was titled “Molecular Pathways Underlying IBD-Associated Colorectal Neoplasia: Therapeutic Implications,” and has been cited 16 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
Here’s the retraction notice:
The Editors of the American Journal of Gastroenterology retract “Molecular Pathways Underlying IBD-Associated Colorectal Neoplasia: Therapeutic Implications,” by Gati A. Goel, MD, PhD, Ahmed Kandiel, MD, MPH, Jean Paul Achkar, MD, and Bret Lashner, MD, MPH, published online March 8, 2011, from the literature due to evidence of plagiarism. The authors have been notified of this retraction.
Meanwhile, the article is still available online without any link to the retraction notice.
Hat tip: Rolf Degen