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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1138-1148
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.1138.1148
RETRACTED: Reproductive Cycle of the Sea Urchin Echinometra mathaei (Echinodermatidea: Echinoidea) in Bostaneh, Persian Gulf, Iran
N. Mahdavi Shahri, Z. Haghighat Khazaei, S. Karamzadeh, F. Naseri, A.A. Esteki and H. Rameshi

Abstract:

A CASE OF PLAGIARISM (Case No. 15052013)

Professor Michael Gillings from Genes to Geoscience Research Center, Department of Biological Sciences, E8A271, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, AUSTRALIA, pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 8 Number 7, 1138-1148, 2008.

On the receipt of Professor Michael Gillings’s letter, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled "Reproductive Cycle of the Sea Urchin Echinometra mathaei (Echinodermatidea: Echinoidea) in Bostaneh, Persian Gulf, Iran" authored by N. Mahdavi Shahri from Department of Biology, School of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran published in Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 8 Number 7, 1138-1148, 2008, 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 totally unacceptable.

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 Michael Gillings from Genes to Geoscience Research Center, Department of Biological Sciences, E8A271, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, AUSTRALIA, for pointing out this plagiarism.

Detail of article from which text has been copied by N. Mahdavi Shahri:

J.E. Williamson and P.D. Steinberg, Reproductive cycle of the sea urchin Holopneustes purpurascens (Temnopleuridae: Echinodermata). Marine Biology, 140: 519-532, 2002.

http://bio.mq.edu.au/aroubice/bio_new/centres/marine_ecology/Papers/HpRepro.pdf

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How to cite this article:

N. Mahdavi Shahri, Z. Haghighat Khazaei, S. Karamzadeh, F. Naseri, A.A. Esteki and H. Rameshi, 2008. RETRACTED: Reproductive Cycle of the Sea Urchin Echinometra mathaei (Echinodermatidea: Echinoidea) in Bostaneh, Persian Gulf, Iran. Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 1138-1148.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.1138.1148

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2008.1138.1148

 
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