In response to evidence of plagiarism in a review article in the Korean Circulation Journal, the article has now been retracted by the journal. Here is the notice:
On July 31, 2011, Korean Circulation Journal (KCJ) published a review article by Park et al.1)regarding the J-curve in hypertension and coronary artery diseases. However, a possibility of plagiarism has been raised in this article.
The Editorial Board of KCJ has examined the review article and has requested the Committee for Publication Ethics of Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) to provide an adequate conclusion. After thorough investigation, the Committee for Publication Ethics of KAMJE and the Editorial Board of KCJ have concluded that the article is seriously plagiarizing from an article by Messeri et al.2)
In this regard, on May 8, 2012, the Executive Committee of the Korean Society of Cardiology has finally decided to retract the article completely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
References2. Messerli FH, Panjrath GS. The J-Curve Between Blood Pressure and Coronary Artery Disease or Essential Hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;54:1827–1834. [PubMed]
News of the retraction was first reported by Marilyn Mann. On the Retraction Watch blog, meanwhile, Ivan Oransky duly reported the retraction and then found another retraction in the same journal, this time for duplication of a case report of aortic dissection in an 11-year-old child.