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Retraction note: A histopathological analysis of the epidemiology of coronary atherosclerosis: an autopsy study

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Diagnostic Pathology201611:127

  • Received: 17 October 2016
  • Accepted: 19 October 2016
  • Published:

The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2015 10:87


The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have retracted this article [1] because the scientific integrity of the content cannot be guaranteed. An investigation by the Publisher found it to be one of a group of articles we have identified as showing evidence suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. This article showed evidence of plagiarism (most notably from the articles cited [27]) and authorship manipulation.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Graduate, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Department of Pathobiology, Susangerd Branch Islamic Azad University, Susangerd, Iran
Graduate, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
Cellular & Molecular Research Center, and Department of Immunology, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran


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