Group in China earns nearly a dozen retractions for image duplication, forged authorship, and more

时间:2018-10-24 单词数:2000

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导读:国外一个名为“Retraction Watch(撤稿观察)”的网站近日显示,清华大学深圳研究生院有学者的11篇论文因学术不端行为被学术期刊网站撤稿。昨晚清华深圳研究生院对此作出回应,相关研究生已于去年被撤销博士学位,其导师也停止了招收研究生的资格。


A group of materials scientists in China has earned 11 retractions and three corrections — so far — for image manipulation, duplication, deceptive authorship and other misconduct.


The papers, from a group at the prestigious Tsinghua University, appeared in a variety of materials journals and date back to 2014. The most recent publications arrived in 2016.


The notices read pretty much the same way. Here, for example, is the retraction statement for “Effects of high-energy electro-pulsing treatment on microstructure, mechanical properties and corrosion behavior of Ti–6Al–4V alloy,” which was published in 2015 in Materials Science and Engineering C, an Elsevier title:

通告的内容大致相同。例如,2015年发表在爱思唯尔《材料科学与工程》(Materials Science and Engineering C)上的《高能电脉冲处理对Ti-6Al-4V合金组织、力学性能和腐蚀行为的影响》的撤回声明:

Guoyi Tang’s name appears on all of the articles in question, which have been cited as often as 21 times, according to Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science.

根据Clarivate Analytics的科学网站的数据,所有有问题的文章中都出现了唐国毅的名字,文章被引用次数多达21次。

‘An easy but very multifaceted case’


So how were these problems spotted?


Tiainen, one of the people credited with figuring out what went wrong, tells Retraction Watch that

据称是一位叫做Tiainen的发现了问题,并告诉了Retraction Watch。

Tiainen realized that two of the papers contained identical results and with a bit more digging, I found in total 16 published papers (thanks to excessive self-citing by the authors) that kept recycling the same results but with rearranged and slightly reedited figure panels…