The University of Chicago Press (UCP) has ceased selling two books about philosophers because their authors did not properly cite sources.
Retraction Watch reports that John Venn: A Life in Logic by Lukas M. Verburgt (Utrecht), published in 2022, was retracted by the press, owing to “numerous instances of insufficiently cited source material”.
How Slavoj Became Žižek: The Digital Making of a Public Intellectual by Eliran Bar-El (York), published in 2023, was withdrawn from sale because of “several insufficient, missing, or erroneous citations of source material upon which the author builds his argument”.
According to Retraction Watch, UCP has given Bar-El an opportunity to submit a revised version of the book for review and possible publication. As for Verburgt, they report:
On his website, Verburgt said he accepted the decision to pull his book. He explained that he made use “of a 2007 dissertation in several of the biographical chapters” and had not been “as careful as I should have been in ensuring accurate referencing at all places. I’m very sorry about this, especially to the author of the dissertation.”
You can read further comments from Verburgt on the matter here.
Source: Retraction Watch (via several readers)