Phyllis M. Wise, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has made a significant correction to a paper, published in 2006, that presents non-original work as original, the blog Retraction Watch reports.
According to a correction in the journal Neuroscience, Ms. Wise’s paper contained “a number of serious errors” and was “written in a way that misleads the readers to think that it is an original article.” The article, “Estrogen Therapy: Does It Help or Hurt the Adult and Aging Brain? Insights Derived From Animal Models,” is a review of a 2001 article co-written by Ms. Wise. But the previous article receives no attribution.
Ms. Wise, who researches women’s health, has attracted critics in recent months for her decision to revoke a professorship offered to Steven G. Salaita after he wrote a series of tweets critical of Israel. The university’s Board of Trustees has backed her decision.
Ms. Wise told Retraction Watch that she had no plans to correct any other papers.Return to Top