A CASE OF PLAGIARISM
Ruffini Castiglione Monica pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Research Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2015, Vol: 5, Issue: 2, p: 27-43, DOI: 10.3923/rjnn.2015.27.43. On the receipt of the letter from Ruffini Castiglione Monica, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled Nanoparticles and their Impact on Plants authored by Atanu Bhattacharyya, Firoz Mohammad, H. Raja Naika, S. Timothy T. Epid, Janardana Reddy and Reddy Shetty Prakasham, published in Research Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol: 5, Issue: 2, p: 27-43, DOI: 10.3923/rjnn.2015.27.43 contains substantial sections of text in abstract section 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 Ruffini Castiglione Monica for pointing out this plagiarism.
Detail of article from which text has been copied by Atanu Bhattacharyya, Firoz Mohammad, H. Raja Naika, S. Timothy T. Epid, Janardana Reddy and Reddy Shetty Prakasham:
Ruffini Castiglione Monica and Roberto Cremonini. 2009. Nanoparticles and Higher Plants. Caryologia.Vol. 62, No. 2: 161-165.