A 2002 paper that investigates a kind of equation used to describe physical systems has been “has been detected to be a case of plagiarism.”
Here’s the abstract of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik) article, “Some blow-up results for a generalized Ginzburg-Landau equation,”
We investigate the blow-up of the solution to a complex Ginzburg-Landau like equation in u coupled with a Poisson equation in ϕ defined on the whole space ℝn, n=1 or 2.
What did this paper plagiarize from?
We don’t know. Here’s what we do know, from the full retraction note:
This article, published in Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 1–11, DOI 10.1007/s00033-002-8137-8, has been retracted at the request of the Publisher and the Editor-in-Chief as the article has been detected to be a case of plagiarism.
An email to the author (M. Aassila, listed in 2002 at Université Louis Pasteur et C.N.R.S. in France) bounced back, and we couldn’t find current contact info. We’ve contacted the managing editor of the journal. We’ll update if we hear back.
The article has been cited twice — including once by the retraction note — according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
Hat tip: Rolf Degen
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