Journal ISIJ International minced no words about why the 2014 paper on steel manufacturing was withdrawn, because there were no words. Here’s the notice for “Microstructure and Properties of Fiber Laser Welded Joints of Ultrahigh-strength Steel 22MnB5 and its Dissimilar Combination with Q235 Steel” in its entirety – half the length of the title!:
The following article was withdrawn due to the request of the authors.
We’ve reached out to the editors, as well as the corresponding author at Shanghai University of Engineering Science, and will update if we find anything out.
Hat tip Rolf Degen
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