Pondering a Possible Retraction Infraction

TitlePondering a Possible Retraction Infraction
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMoiers, J
Corporate AuthorsAmerican Physical Society,
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
KeywordsAuthorship , PHYSICS , research , Supervisor/Trainee
AbstractThis case study from the column Ask the Ethicist addresses a case where a student and a professor who had been co-authors on a paper had the paper retracted from a number of well-known journals. The student claimed the work was valid, but the professor and the journal retracted the papers anyway, causing damage to the student's reputation.