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Retraction Note: New proposal for the serum ascites albumin gradient cut-off value in Chinese ascitic patients

  • Cai-feng Jiang1,
  • Bin Shi1,
  • Jian Shi1,
  • Zong-li Yuan1 and
  • Wei-fen Xie1Email author
Contributed equally
Diagnostic Pathology201510:12

Received: 3 March 2015

Accepted: 3 March 2015

Published: 26 March 2015

The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:143


The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China


  1. Jiang C, Shi B, Shi J, Yuan Z, Xie W. New proposal for the serum ascites albumin gradient cut-off value in Chinese ascitic patients. Diagn Pathol. 2013;8:143.Google Scholar


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