What Caught Our Notice: We’ve seen researchers dinged for adding authors to papers who didn’t participate in the research, but it’s rare to have a notice say co-author signatures were forged. In a recent retraction, the first two authors said the signatures on the the approval document received by the journal do not belong to them. The notice does not indicate which of the remaining two co-authors might be responsible for the forgery.
Journal: International Journal of General Medicine
Authors: Omar al-Nozha, Moaz Mojadadi, Mohamed Mosaad, Mohamed F El-Bab
Affiliations: Taibah University, Saudi Arabia; Suez Canal University, Egypt
Authors Omar al-Nozha and Moaz Mojadadi were not aware that their names had been used and state that the signatures on the approval document received by the journal are not theirs.
Date of Article: October 2011
Times Cited, according to Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science: Article not indexed.
Date of Notice: October 11, 2017
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