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Pharmacologia
Year: 2015  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 149 - 159

Plagiarized: Role of KCNJ11 Gene Polymorphisms and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

M. Aktaruzzaman, M.S. Islam, M.M.R. Howlader, M.M. Hossain and M.SD. Islam    

Abstract:

A CASE OF PLAGIARISM

Pharmacologia editorial office received a complaint from Batoul Sadat Haerian, Pharmacogenomics Lab, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia about a plagiarism of her paper published in Pharmacologia Volume 6 Number 5: 149-159, 2015.

On the receipt of her complaint, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Pharmacologia. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled “Role of KCN11, Gene Polymorphism and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” authored by M. Akhtaruzzaman, M.S.Islam, M.M.R.Howlader, M.M.hossain and M.SD. Islam published in Pharmacologia Volume 6 Number 5: 149-159, 2015 contains substantial sections of text that have been taken verbatim from earlier publication without clear and nambiguous attribution. The corresponding author of this article is M.Akhtaruzzaman, Pharmacogenomics Lab., Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pharmacologia 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.

Pharmacologia is highly thankful to Batoul Sadat Haerian for pointing out this plagiarism.

Detail of the article from which M. Akhtaruzzaman has copied text:
Polin Haghvirdizadeh, Zahurin Mohamed, Nor Azizan Abdullah, Pantea Haghvirdizadeh, Monir Sadat Haerian and Batoul Sadat Haerian,“KCN 11: Genetic Polymorphism and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus” Journal of Diabetes Research, 908-152, 2014.

Final Decision: Ethics Committee strongly condemns the act of plagiarism committed by M.Akhtaruzzaman and suggested to retract the paper immediately and also suggested to communicate this to the higher authorities of the corresponding author for suitable action according to their rules and regulations.

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