Rebirth of ovary article prompts retraction from OB lit

ejoglogoThe European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology has retracted a 2014 paper on polycystic ovary syndrome for self-plagiarism.

In the notice, the journal states that “significant portions” of the findings in “Association of anti-Mullerian hormone and small-dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol with hepatosteatosis in young lean women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome” already appeared in another paper. Three authors appear in both publications, all based at the University of Ufuk (don’t think too hard about that name) in Ankara, Turkey.

According to the notice:

This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief and Author. We have been advised that significant portions of the study findings had been previously published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Arch Gynecol Obstet (2013) 288:905–910,

We have contacted the first author of the retracted study (who is not on the author list of the original paper) and will update if we hear back.

One thought on “Rebirth of ovary article prompts retraction from OB lit”

  1. ““significant portions” of the findings”. Significant = how much? “findings” = data? Another useless and uninformative retraction notice.

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