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Retraction Note: Gene expression profiling analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma

The Original Article was published on 14 November 2013


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.


  1. Kong D, Chen H, Chen W, Liu S, Wang H, Wu T, et al. Gene Expression profiling analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Eur J Med Res. 2013;18:44.

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Correspondence to Xiaodong Huang or Zhongxin Lu.

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Deyong Kong, Heming Chen and Weiqun Chen contributed equally to this work.

The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/2047-783X-18-44.

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Kong, D., Chen, H., Chen, W. et al. Retraction Note: Gene expression profiling analysis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Eur J Med Res 20, 31 (2015).

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