Friday, May 04, 2007

Duplicate publication

The BMJ of last weekend discusses a paper in Korean, which was allegedly translated, and then published in an English language journal but with a different title and with different authors.

The BMJ of 5th May reports the decision of the journal Fertility and Sterility, which published the paper in English, which is to withdraw the paper as a duplicate publication. "Plagiarism" has not been mentioned, which has annoyed the author of the original Korean language paper, who was arguing that he was the true author of the English language paper, which was published without his knowledge, and without his name on it.

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