A CASE OF PLAGIARISM
(Case No. 21611)
Professor M. Vivekanandan (Emeritus), Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu, India, has pointed out about the plagiarism of his already published manuscript.
Professor Vivekanandan, has published a manuscript entitled "Tapping the unexploited plant resources for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles", in African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 7 No. 17, 3162-3165.
Professor M. Vivekanandan, claims that Mohammad Gilaki, Department of Chemistry, University of Mazanderan, Babolsar, Iran has copied data exactly from his above mentioned published article and republish it in Journal of Biological Sciences as mentioned below:
Gilaki, M., 2010. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 465-467.
An internal inquiry committee at the Science Alert has determined that the claim of Professor M. Vivekanandan is valid and Mohammad Gilaki from University of Mazanderan is involved in serious plagiarism and copied significant part of the paper word to word.
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 the article.