Retraction Note
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World J Orthop. Mar 18, 2018; 9(3): 58-59
Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.58
Retraction note to four articles published in World Journal of Orthopaedics
Quanjun Cui
Quanjun Cui, Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
ORCID number: Quanjun Cui (0000-0003-4285-4488).
Author contributions: Cui Q wrote this retraction note.
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Correspondence to: Quanjun Cui, MD, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, 400 Ray C Hunt Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States. qc4q@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
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Received: February 24, 2018
Revised: March 1, 2018
Accepted: March 7, 2018
Article in press: March 7, 2018
Published online: March 18, 2018

Abstract



RETRACTION NOTE

Retraction Note to four articles published in World Journal of Orthopaedics: (1) Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Return to sports activity by athletes after treatment of spondylolysis. World J Orthop 2010; 1(1): 26-30 PMID: 22474624 DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v1.i1.26; (2) Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Effectiveness of exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: A review of the literature. World J Orthop 2011; 2(5): 37-42 PMID: 22474634 DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v2.i5.37; (3) Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Analysis of stress fractures in athletes based on our clinical experience. World J Orthop 2011; 2(1): 7-12 PMID: 22474626 DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v2.i1.7; and (4) Iwamoto J, Takada T, Sato Y, Matsumoto H. Effect of risedronate on speed of sound in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. World J Orthop 2013; 4(4): 316-322 PMID: 24147269 DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.316.

These articles[1-4] have been retracted at the request of the Editors-in-Chief as misconduct over authorship of the paper was detected and confirmed.

The Editors-in-Chief recently received communications concerning about the misconduct over the authorship and the integrity of the study. Editorial Office has conducted an investigation and has contacted the authors concerning the allegation. Evidence obtained by the Editorial Office including authors’ statements confirmed the misconduct by the authors. One of the conditions of submission of a paper for publication in the journal is that authors declare that all authors must meet authorship criteria. As such these articles represent an abuse of the scientific publishing system. The Editors-in-Chief take 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.​

Footnotes

Manuscript source: Invited manuscript

S- Editor: Cui LJ L- Editor: A E- Editor: Li RF

References
1.  Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Return to sports activity by athletes after treatment of spondylolysis. World J Orthop. 2010;1:26-30.  [PubMed]  [DOI]
2.  Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Effectiveness of exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: A review of the literature. World J Orthop. 2011;2:37-42.  [PubMed]  [DOI]
3.  Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Analysis of stress fractures in athletes based on our clinical experience. World J Orthop. 2011;2:7-12.  [PubMed]  [DOI]
4.  Iwamoto J, Sato Y, Takeda T, Matsumoto H. Effect of risedronate on speed of sound in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. World J Orthop. 2013;4:316-322.  [PubMed]  [DOI]