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Lost citation snuffs out Aussie fire paper – Retraction Watch (amarcus41 | August 2017)

Published/Released on August 17, 2017 | Posted by Admin on August 17, 2017 / , , , ,
 


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When building upon previous work researchers need to be careful to cite the earlier work, be careful of the degree to which text is recycled and make clear the differences between the papers. Failure to do so may, perhaps unfairly, raise the question there isn’t sufficient difference between the papers, the authors knew that, and tried to conceal the problem.

A journal has retracted a 2016 paper on wildfires in Australia because the authors neglected to cite earlier work — an unintentional lapse, they said.
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The article, “Projected changes in Australian fire regimes during the 21st century and consequences for Ecosystems,” appeared in the International Journal of Wildland Fire. The authors are Sandy Harrison and Douglas Kelley, of the University of Reading, in the UK. Kelley appears to have done his share of the work as a PhD student at Macquarie University in Australia.
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