The paper titled “Structural and Optical Properties of Germanium Thin Films Prepared by the Vacuum Evaporation Technique” [1], published in Physics Research International, has been retracted as it is essentially identical in content; the paper contains identical figures from a previously published paper titled “Nanocrystalline formation and optical properties of germanium thin films prepared by physical vapor deposition,” by A. A. Akl and H. Howar, which was published in Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 70, Issue 10, October 2009, Pages 1337–1343.