Which came first? Vet journal retracts previously published chicken paper
Here’s the retraction notice for the paper, “Comparative biochemical studies on steroidogenic compounds in chickens,” by Mohamed O.T. Badr and Mohamed A. Hashem, from Zagazig University and the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture:
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor as it is a duplicate of a paper that has already been published in Vet. Ital., 45 (2009) 413–423. One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication is that authors declare explicitly that the paper is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. As such this article represents a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process.
Vet. Ital. is Veterinaria Italiana, a quarterly publication from the Istituto G. Caporale in Teramo. In other words, it seems to be more of a house organ than a specialty journal. But, as the journal’s website declares:
All material must be submitted exclusively to Veterinaria Italiana.
Neither of the studies has been cited, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.