Case study on plagiarism

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Dear skill test contestants I take immense pleasure in writing my first scientific blog in this contest. Here I am going to present a case study on plagiarism. This is an incident of plagiarism due to improper attribution of paraphrasing. Sticklen a review writer has presented an article on "Advances in using a genetically engineered bio-fuel crop to boost ethanol production" in an international journal "Nature Review Genetics" which was published in Feb. 2010.But later Mr.Shani has identified a part of the review which had the same meaning as that in the article which was published in an journal "Plant Science" in 2008 which was written by him on the relevant topic .He brought this sign of plagiarism into light, by writing a letter to the review committee and the review committee found that the article was plagiarized, since a part of the article contains a paraphrased information which is not attributed. When she was asked about this issue, she admitted that she has never committed the mistake, and supported by acknowledging that she has been diagnosed for essential thrombocythemia, in which a high platelet count has clogged blood vessels in her brain and caused her major memory and cognitive problems for more than two years. And said that she must have misplaced the index cards and wrongly entered the information(1). Though she presented a medical certificate for that, the committee did not consider it an accused to have done plagiarism and the paper was retracted back from the journal. The catch of the story is that, paraphrasing without proper attribution is considered as plagiarism and disciplinary action was taken against sticklen by making her "ineligibility for any internal research funding, including institutional match, for a period of two years, and no salary increase for the next two years"(2). Reference: 1) http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/57267/ 2) Plagiarism retracts review - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/57267/#ixzz1A54DybqF
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criticone's picture

Please link reference 1 to the sentences in your blog. Only reference 2 indicated,
K Rajakrishna's picture

thank you very much for advicing me, i have made the changes. i hope to receive more suggestions in future too so that i can prepare some more good blogs.
Gangadhar Hari's picture

Your case study is very apt. I think the review committee has come up with the right decision to combat the issue of plagiarism. Hope to see many more blog's. All the best..
K Rajakrishna's picture

hi hari, rightly said, if the rules are tuff enough on such authors, no one else will once again commit such a mistake in future too. thank you very much for going through the blog,
Sirisha Pingali's picture

hello raja I think the story you covered is the most recent one among the other blogs. Minor mistakes also count the author's future. Great example.

Sirisha Pingali

http://www.pharmainfo.net/sirisha

Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

K Rajakrishna's picture

hello sirisha, yes it is one of the latest cases of plagiarism, though the mistake is minor or major, the author must take all the measure to check that the article is free from plagiarism. thank you for going through my blog.
Mridula jayaraman's picture

well written blog

mridula jayaraman

Pharma Wings

K Rajakrishna's picture

hello mridula thank you for going through my blog...
Ankur sood's picture

hi rajakrishna your case study is good . waiting for some more informative blog from your side. with regards ankur
K Rajakrishna's picture

hello ankur, thank you for going through my blog, definitely we shall hkave a good discussion ahead in future on informative blogs.
Amol Dhiaman's picture

A very good example from your side in this case of plaigrism. All the best for future. With Regards Amol Dhiman

Amol Dhiaman

K Rajakrishna's picture

thank you very much amol.
Nandini's picture

a simple and good blog

with regards Nandini. TEAM ASSIMILATORS.

K Rajakrishna's picture

thank you nandini
Shruti Priya's picture

nice and an informative blog

Shruti Priya

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Thank you.
Sanket Shah's picture

very informative blog.... Regards Sanket Shah

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