Honest refereeing

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Honest refereeing

What is this about?

An author sends his manuscript to be submitted for review. The referee, who gives a positive review, claims he was coincidentally working on the same problem, and weeks later submits his own paper on the subject. The author complains about this to the editor, who calls the referee. The referee is vague and capricious in his answers.

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