A CASE OF PLAGIARISM:
(Case No. 07032014)
Professor Kennedy Makondo from McMaster University, Canada pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances Volume 6 Number 4, 301-315,
On the receipt of Professor Kennedy Makondos letter, the case forwarded to
the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee,
article entitled "Assessment Methods and Indicators of Animal Welfare"
authored by Veerasamy Sejian from Division of Physiology and Biochemistry, Central
Sheep and Wool Research Insitute, Avikanagar, Rajasthan-304501, India, published
in Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances Volume 6 Number 4, 301-315,
2011, contains substantial sections of text that have been taken verbatim from
earlier publication without clear and unambiguous attribution.
Science Alert considers misappropriation of intellectual property and duplication
of text from other authors or publications without clear and unambiguous attribution
Plagiarism is a violation of copyright and a serious breach of scientific ethics.
The Editors and Publisher have agreed to officially retract this article.
Science Alert is highly thankful to Professor Kennedy Makondo for pointing
out this plagiarism.
Detail of article from which text has been copied by Veerasamy Sejian:
Caroline J. Hewson, Can we assess welfare? Pouvons-nous évaluer le bien-être?,
VOL:44, 749-753, 2003.