What Caught Our Attention: One would think that the corresponding author would have to be aware that they are submitting an article for publication — but apparently not, as this retraction demonstrates. The 2016 paper listed two corresponding authors — along with both of their emails and mailing addresses — but according to the retraction notice, one of them did not give consent “in any form” to the publication. Often, we see authors unaware of the use of their name when their email has been faked, but here, it’s possible the journal simply relied on the other corresponding author for all correspondence.
Journal: IUBMB Life
Authors: Ma Chunhua, Kong Lingdong, Long Hongyan, Ma Zhangqiang
Affiliation: Nanjing University,Nanjing, China; The Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of T.C.M, China; China Pharmaceutical University, China
The above article from IUBMB Life, published online on October 5th, 2016 in Wiley Online Library (http://wileyonlinelibrary.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the Journal Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Angelo Azzi and Dr. William Whelan, and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed because the article was submitted and approved for publication by Chunhua Ma and Long Hongyan without consent in any form by the named Corresponding Author, Kong Lingdong.
Date of Article: October 2016
Times Cited, according to Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science: 2
Date of Notice: July 31, 2017
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