Unnoticed changes in the Version of Record (VoR) of articles

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Description: This project contains the documentation (files) of an unnoticed change in the so-called Version of Record (VoR) of an article in a peer-reviewed journal of publisher Taylor & Francis. This unnoticed change refers to the adding of the last sencence ("We note these allegations were not made by any of the authors of the “Comment” and the “Rejoinder”."). The article is an Expression of Concern and it can be viewed at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09397140.2016.1208389 This unnoticed change of the VoR took place in the first half of July 2016. Publisher TF was contacted about this issue on 3 August 2016. There was within a few hours a response from 'Author Queries' of TF: "Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:25 AM; Subject: RE: query about changes in the text of the VoR of an EoC at TFO; Hi [....] Please can you reply to Klaas van Dijk regarding the below email. Many thanks [...]." There was until today, 23 July 2018, no follow-up. The added sentence "We note these allegations were not made by any of the authors of the “Comment” and the “Rejoinder”" also contains an error. Dr. John Burton is one of the many authors of this 'Comment' and of this 'Rejoinder' ( https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09397140.2015.1023424 and https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09397140.2015.1023426 ). Dr. Burton wrote on 6 September 2015 to COPE and to others: "a summary of the whole affair, but concentrating on the Academia cover up in Nature?"

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This project is part of the long-term efforts of a large group of ornithologists and conservationalists from a variety of countries to retract a fraudulent study on the breeding biology of the Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis. See https://osf.io/5pnk7/ for backgrounds. The fraudulent study was published in the peer-reviewed journal 'Zoology in the Middle East' (Al-Sheikhly et al. 2013, 2...

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  • Retracting a fraudulent study on the breeding biology of the Endangered Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

    This project containts the report "Final investigation on serious allegations of fabricated and/or falsified data in Al-Sheikhly et al. (2013, 2015) -...

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