杜克大学对《Science牛人》的回应

杜克大学机械工程与材料科学系主任Earl Dowell来函澄清,Xuanhe Zhao网页中不属于他的Science论文是由于系统生成论文表导致的错误。

March 7, 2014

Dear xys.org:

Thank you for bringing to our attention the erroneous listing of a paper [10.1126/science.280.5372.2101] on our faculty member Xuanhe Zhao’s departmental webpage.

This error was inadvertently introduced by our central faculty database system, which subscribes to an automated feed of publication citations from leading journals to populate our standardized faculty profiles. This particular paper appears to have been added to Dr. Zhao’s profile based on the fact that one of the authors had the same name/initial―in other words, the addition was a technical error.

Because Dr. Zhao maintains his own publication list at http://people.duke.edu/~xz69/publication.html or zhaogroup.org/publication.html, he was unaware that the erroneous citation had been automatically added to his other, departmental profile. As he has noted, the site that he actively maintains does not include the citation in question.

Upon becoming aware of the error in the departmental profile, he immediately informed us and our school’s IT office requesting that we investigate and correct the mistake. We have been working in cooperation with the team in charge of the central system to remove the incorrect citation from Dr. Zhao’s departmental profile and correct the problem going forward.

Again, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Sincerely,

Earl Dowell Professor and Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Minnie Glymph Executive Director of Communications Pratt School of Engineering

(XYS20140310)

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