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ResourcesResearch IntegrityPharmacology journal pulls paper because third party “compromised” peer review – Retraction Watch (Dalmeet Singh Chawla April 2016)

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Pharmacology journal pulls paper because third party “compromised” peer review – Retraction Watch (Dalmeet Singh Chawla April 2016)

Published/Released on April 14, 2016 | Posted by Admin on April 19, 2016 / , , , , , ,
 


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We don’t usually report retractions of papers where one of the authors are not based in Australia or New Zealand but we felt that this case provided a useful precautionary tale for research integrity and the use of third party service providers.

“The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BCP) has retracted a 2015 paper about treating heart failure after deciding its peer review process had been compromised.

This paper is one of the many we’ve noticed lately that have been felled by the actions of a “third party” — in this case, a manuscript editing company called EditPub.

The newly retracted paper, “rhBNP therapy can improve clinical outcomes and reduce in-hospital mortality compared with dobutamine in heart failure patients: a meta-analysis,” has not yet been cited, according to Thomson Reuters Web of Science.”

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