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The bigger they are …

wise_phylliscrop-2To demonstrate that we display no gender bias in our photo-inversion (see previous post here), we note today’s news concerning former UW Provost (and current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor) Phyllis Wise, who, if reports are to be believed, on more than one occasion has published the same results multiple times, deleting co-authors.

From Retraction Watch:

“Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois and an obstetrics researcher, has called for a massive correction of a 2006 paper in Neuroscience for work she appears to have tried to pass off as having been previously unpublished – but which wasn’t.”

Read more here.

From PubPeer, regarding a different paper:

“This paper appears to be a duplicate …

“The text is 99% the same, as are Figures 2 and 3 …

“Neither paper cites the other and they have different coauthors, although they share the same first author …

“Upon further examination, both papers are taken almost verbatim from an earlier publication …

“Again, this paper has different coauthors and the same first author. 99% of the text of both later papers appeared previously in this paper, which is cited in neither. The same figures also appear here …”

Read more here.

Ooopsie …

October 10, 2014