# An author realized a paper had plagiarized his thesis. It took the journal four years to retract it.

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# An author realized a paper had plagiarized his thesis. It took the journal four years to retract it.

## What is this about?

This blog post describes a case where the bachelor's thesis of a Hungarian mathematics student is plagiarised and published in

*Scientific Reports*— a Springer Nature title.## Why is this important?

This case demonstrates that even famous journals might publish plagiarised material. It also shows that sometimes it might take years before a flawed article is retracted.