- Retraction Note
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Retraction Note: Comparison of the sagittal profiles among thoracic idiopathic scoliosis patients with different Cobb angles and growth potentials
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Researchvolume 10, Article number: 44 (2015)
The original article was published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:19
The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article  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.
Ran B, Zhang GY, Shen F, Chen JY, Wu JB, Zhao FC, et al. Comparison of the sagittal profiles among thoracic idiopathic scoliosis patients with different Cobb angles and growth potentials. J Orthop Surg Res. 2014;9:19.
Bo Ran, Guo-you Zhang and Feng Shen contributed equally to this work.
The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/1749-799X-9-19.