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Retraction note: Histopathological features of bone regeneration in a canine segmental ulnar defect model

The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:59

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 [25]) and peer review and authorship manipulation.


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