Plagiarism, copyright violation, duplication, fabrication, false statements, breach of research and publication ethics.

Mahmood KR.

Plagiarism, copyright violation, duplication, fabrication, false statements, breach of research and publication ethics.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009;75:182-3

Once again the issue of various aspects of publication ethics raises its head. The author has pointed out how another article in the journal has a lot of matter from various sources. It is important for authors / potential authors to read articles (this is a Letter to the Editor) like these and understand the rights and wrongs of medical writing / authorship. Do read the author’s response and the Editor’s remarks to understand the issues well. Strongly recommended for medical students.

Appeared in QMedCONNECT, Vol 2, Issue 3, Mar 2009

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