Caught Our Notice: An article about repetition is duplicated? Priceless

Title: Does repetition help? Impact of destination promotion videos on perceived destination image and intention-to-visit change

What Caught Our Attention: At times we get to just appreciate the moment: A paper focused on repetition — specifically, linking repeated exposure to travel videos and actual visits to the location — got retracted for duplication.  The notice says the duplications were “inadvertent;” perhaps these researchers were motivated by their research? This isn’t the first time authors have been tripped up by their own subjects — in 2015, a researcher retracted his guidelines on plagiarism for…you guessed it. (Plagiarism.)

Journal: Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing

Authors: Daniel Leung and Astrid Dickinger

Affiliations: MODUL University Vienna, Austria

The Notice:

The article was retracted because significant portions of content have been inadvertently duplicated from work that the authors published elsewhere.

We are now cognisant of a substantially similar version of this article which was concurrently submitted to, and published in Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism.

We have been informed in our decision-making by the guidance of COPE guidelines on retractions.

Date of Article: June 2017

Times Cited, according to Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science:   Article is not indexed

Date of Notice: September 27, 2017

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