Yes: “Mass analysis by Ar-GCIB-dynamic SIMS for organic materials” was mistakenly published a total of three times.
Over a year later, the journal pulled the two redundant publications. Here’s the retraction notice for one of them:
The above article, published online on 18 December 2014 in Wiley Online Library (doi:10.1002/sia.5705), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, [name] and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The retraction has been agreed because this article was accidentally published three times in Surface and Interface Analysis. For the version of record, please refer to Suzuki et al. (2014) doi: 10.1002/sia.5696.
The publishers take responsibility for this error and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Neither of the retracted copies of the publication, nor the original, has been cited, according to Thomson Reuters Web of Science.
We reached out to the editor in chief of the journal, John F. Watts, and to the first author Masato Suzuki, affiliated with the Tokyo University of Science, to ask how the issue happened, how it came to light, and why it took more than a year to fix.
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