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Erratum to: The evaluation of yeast derivatives as adjuvant of the immune response to the Bm86 antigen in cattle: Correction
BMC Biotechnology volume 1, Article number: 3 (2001)
The original article was published in BMC Biotechnology 2001 1:2
The original article can be viewed at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6750/1/2. The explanation for the correction is provided in the letter that follows. Despite our repeated attempts to obtain a response to this letter from the authors of the paper and from the head of their institute, no answer has been forthcoming.
Two additional authors should have had their names on this paper. They are José de la Fuente (email@example.com@okstate.edu) and José Carlos Garcia-Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org@okstate.edu), of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, 250 McElroy Hall, Oklahoma, State University, Stillwater, OK, 74078-2007, USA.
Letter from Drs de la Fuente and Garcia-Garcia
It is with great sadness that we write this letter to alert the scientific community of this violation, but we feel it is our responsibility as scientists to defend ethical scientific standards of publishing of scientific research.
In the recent issue ofBMC Biotechnology 20011:2, Manuel Rodriguez Valle, Carlos Montero, Hector Machado and Marisdania Joglar published a paper entitled "The evaluation of yeast derivatives as adjuvant for the immune response to the Bm86 antigen in cattle" http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6750/1/2.This is the same paper that we prepared with them and submitted in 1998 to Experimental and Applied Acarology. The only changes in the manuscript were the title and format required by BMC Biotechnology.We were not informed about the submission or included as co-authors which, we believe, is an ethical violation of our scientific authorship. The manuscript that we submitted for publication in Experimental and Applied Acarology (Jose C. Garcia-Garcia, Manuel Rodriguez Valle, Carlos Montero, Hector Machado, Marisdania Joglar and Jose de la Fuente "Mouse as a predictive model for the evaluation of yeast derivatives as adjuvant of the immune response to the Bm86 antigen in cattle") was not accepted for publication at that time. We agreed to do additional experiments as suggested by the Editor of the journal, but soon after we relocated to the United States.
We request that this letter be published in BMC Biotechnology, along with an Erratum that would add our names to the published paper.
José de la Fuente, Jose Carlos Garcia-Garcia
Department of Veterinary Medicine, 250 McElroy Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 74078-2007, USA.
Valle M Rodríguez, Montero C, Machado H, Joglar M: The evaluation of yeast derivatives as adjuvants for the immune response to the Bm 86 antigen in cattle. BMC Biotechnology. 2001, 1: 2-10.1186/1472-6750-1-2.
The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1472-6750-1-2