Stem Cells article retracted for plagiarism

Canadian nursing professor Nancy Walton, over at The Research Ethics Blog, highlights a story from Science Insider about a plagiarism case involving Karim Nayernia of Newcastle University in Great Britain.

Graham Parker, editor-in-chief of Stem Cells and Development, told ScienceInsider that he received an email on 10 July from the editors of another journal, Biology of Reproduction, claiming that two paragraphs from Nayernia paper’s introduction were copied without attribution from a 2007 review article by Makoto Nagano of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, that was published in their journal.

Walton criticizes the Nayernia for blaming the copied paragraphs on a postdoc. The article in question has been retracted by Stem Cells and Development.

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