“Disagreement about the relative contributions” of authors burns capacitor paper

S02663538A 2014 paper on a component for thin electric circuits has been retracted from Composites Science and Technology due to a “disagreement” over author contributions, according to the retraction note.

The retraction note for “Preparation and dielectric properties of BaTiO3:epoxy nanocomposites for embedded capacitor application” is short and sweet. Here it is, in full:

This article has been retracted at the request of the Authors due to disagreement about the relative contributions of the co-authors.

We contacted corresponding author Jun-Wei Zha, a researcher at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, and the journal’s Editor in Chief, Tsu-Wei Chou. We will update if we hear back from either of them.

The article has been cited five times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.

Hat tip: Rolf Degen

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