Ooops! wrong title (sigh) ...
As we’ve pointed out before, economics and business journals have few retractions compared with the other academic literature. Opinions vary on why this is, but the fact that only a few journals have plagiarism policies can’t help.
Research Papers in Economics, or RePEc, an organization that maintains a database of economics papers, however, thoroughly investigates accusations of misconduct. A RePEc report, which indicated that the plagiarists were polite enough to cite the original paper, was used in the notice as evidence for a retraction in Economic Modelling.
Here’s the notice for “Retraction notice to “Analysis of nonlinear duopoly game with heterogeneous players”:
This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy).
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief.
This paper has been removed on the grounds of plagiarism. This case was investigated by the REPEC Plagiarism Committee and plagiarism was confirmed. The complete plagiarism case is described athttp://plagiarism.repec.org/zhang-da-wang.html.
Original article details: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 320, 15 March 2003, pages 512–524.
The paper has been cited 42 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
Here’s the text from the plagiarism committee’s report:
- Don't cite your paper A in paper A'
- or, if you do, Don't post either paper on RePEc
Wrong title, unless you're the author of the retracted paper. Then, "my advice to you is start drinking heavily."