B – Plagiarism retracts review

Plagiarism retracts review. The Scientist.com. 1 April 2010
posted by Bob Grant

A review paper was retracted from Nature Reviews Genetics because the author modified a paragraph from a manuscript she was peer reviewing for the journal Plant Science and inserted into her own. The author told that the mistake was not intentional and partly caused by a medical condition that affected her memory and cognition. The retraction was the first ever made from any of the 15 Nature Reviews journals published by Nature Publishing Group.
Editors’comments are reported as well as the original and the paraphrased paragraphs.