An author has been added to a biochemistry paper following an investigation by the University of Helsinki.
The circumstances may be unclear, but one thing we do know: authorship issues often take down papers entirely. Since this just warranted a correction, the mistake could have just been an oversight, rather than pointing to a larger issue.
Here’s the note for “Formation of lipid/peptide tubules by IAPP and temporin B on supported lipid membranes:”
Following an investigation carried out by the University of Helsinki the authorship of the above paper has been corrected to be Paavo K. J. Kinnunen, Yegor A. Domanov, Juha-Pekka Mattila, Karen Sabatini and Teemu Varis.
The article is not indexed in Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
We reached out to a press person at the university, who declined to answer our questions. We also emailed the journal, Sabatini, first author Paavo Kinnunen — now at Aalto University — and last author Teemu Varis. We’ll update this post with anything else we learn.
Update 1/7/16 4:12 p.m. eastern: Thanks to one of our readers, we’ve received a copy of the investigation from the University of Helsinki, completed in 2011 (we’re not sure why it took the journal four years to act on it). We’ve had it translated via One Hour Translation; you can read the full report here.
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