A CASE OF PLAGIARISM (Case No. 28082012)
Professor Yaacov Katan and Professor Benjamin Raccah the editors of Phytoparasitica pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences Volume 10 Number 18, 3220-3223, 2007.
On the receipt of Professor Yaacov Katan and Professor Benjamin Raccahs
letter, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As
per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled "Developmental
Time and Fecundity of White Peach Scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti)
(Homoptera: Diaspididae), on Potato, Kiwi and Mulberry Hosts in Iran" authored
by Habib Abbasipour from Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran published in Pakistan Journal of Biological
Sciences Volume 10 Number 18, 3220-3223, 2007, 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 Yaacov Katan and Professor Benjamin Raccah the editors of Phytoparasitica, for pointing out this plagiarism.
Detail of article from which text has been copied by Habib Abbasipour:
L.B. Erkilic and N. Uygun, 1997. Development time and fecundity of the white
peach scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona, in Turkey, 25: 9-16, 1997. DOI: