Friday, August 05, 2011

Tales from the Academic Netherworld: Guest Editor's Plagiarized Paper

Over at Retraction Watch (which just celebrated its first birthday -- Happy Anniversary, RW!), there's a discussion about retraction of seven papers (and counting) by a researcher due to reasons such as "significant overlap with previously published material," and "references that could not be verified."

Here's the really interesting bit:

Ironically, Weber was guest editor for the JCAPN‘s special issue on Mental Health Nursing Care of LGBT Adolescents and Young Adults, which came out in January 2010. An article he wrote for that issue is the first [of the seven retractions we have] listed [in this post]. ...

RW reports that this guy has also authored this paper!


  1. Ankur Kulkarni said...

    Don't like the new look :(

  2. Abi said...

    I'm not terribly happy with this one either, but this is going to stay.

    I dumped the old, custom-made template because it didn't allow me to introduce some of Blogger's new features.