Notice of Duplicate Publication: “Treatment of Epiphyseal Injury of the Distal Ulna Without Associated Radial Fracture” (Orthopedics. 2006; 29:157-159.)
The article “Treatment of Epiphyseal Injury of the Distal Ulna Without Associated Radial Fracture” by Kengo Yamamoto, MD, et al, published in the February 2006 issue of Orthopedics,1 is a translation of an article by Toshiyuki Tateiwa, et al, published in the Kanto Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology, June 2002.2
At submission, the authors sent a signed statement of authorship responsibility stating that their manuscript had not been published and was not under consideration for publication elsewhere. They also signed a document that transferred copyright ownership of the manuscript to the publisher.
- Yamamoto K, Tateiwa T, Takaaki S, Miyajima H, Nagai S, Imakiire A. Treatment of epiphyseal injury of the distal ulna without associated radial fracture. Orthopedics. 2006; 29:157-159.
- Tateiwa T, Nakatani T, Arisawa O, Shishido T, Miyajima H, Nagai S, Imakiire A. Isolated epiphyseal injury of the distal ulna: a case report. Kanto Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology. 2002; 33(6):341-346.
The following response was received from Dr Yamamoto.—Ed.
In Reply.—I must report to you that our paper, published in Orthopedics in 2006, was actually a translation of a paper previously published in a non-indexed journal in Japanese. At the time, neither I nor my colleagues were aware of the conditions stipulated in the Uniform Requirements regarding previous publication in a non-indexed Japanese-language journal. The fact that there are changes to the authors’ names was a result of the orders of the chairman of the department at that time, Professor Atsuhiro Imakiire, now retired.
I deeply regret any trouble this might cause the Journal.
Kengo Yamamoto, MD
Tokyo Medical University