65 papers from India retracted for image falsification/fabrication, errors

Among papers retracted in chemistry and material sciences in 2017-2018, 17.2% was from India though only 7.3% papers from India were published, thus contributing to 2.4-fold difference between retractions and papers published. With 18 papers, Dr. Rashmi Madhuri and Dr. Prashant Sharma from IIT Dhanbad had the “largest clusters of retractions in the two-year period”. … Continue reading 65 papers from India retracted for image falsification/fabrication, errors

127 papers from India retracted for image duplication, manipulation

The searchable database of retracted papers launched by RetractionWatch shows 982 papers from India have been retracted so far. Of these, 330 have been retracted for plagiarism and, surprisingly, 118 papers for image duplication and/or manipulation. The number of papers retracted for image issues has suddenly increased since 2016, with 37 papers retracted in 2018 … Continue reading 127 papers from India retracted for image duplication, manipulation

Department of Applied Chemistry, IIT Dhanbad has 45 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

The Department of Applied Chemistry at IIT Dhanbad has 45 papers listed on Pubpeer for image duplication and/or manipulation. Of the 45, 19 papers are of Dr. Rashmi Madhuri's. The 19 papers of Dr. Madhuri are in addition to the 25 papers that have already been retracted. Dr. Madhuri is already under investigation by the … Continue reading Department of Applied Chemistry, IIT Dhanbad has 45 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

Retraction saga: IIT Dhanbad faculty learnt to reuse published images during their doctoral programme

Rashmi Madhuri and Prashant Sharma of IIT Dhanbad have 15 and 19 papers respectively listed on Pubpeer website. These papers have been published while they were doing their doctoral programme at different institutes. Like their two dozen retracted papers, these papers too have serious issues with published images being reused to represent different samples or … Continue reading Retraction saga: IIT Dhanbad faculty learnt to reuse published images during their doctoral programme

Two dozen papers by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted so far, many more still under a cloud

Rashmi Madhuri and Prashant Sharma, Assistant Professors at IIT Dhanbad, have so far collected over 24 retractions. And many more papers with similar problem of image duplication have been listed on Pubpeer website. The investigation by the institute is still under way and will probably be completed by March-April 2019. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian … Continue reading Two dozen papers by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted so far, many more still under a cloud

Investigation confirms serious scientific misconduct by IIT Dhanbad faculty

IIT Dhanbad has completed its investigation into possible scientific misconduct by Dr. Rashmi Madhuri and Dr. Prashant Sharma. The scientific misconduct appears serious and may attract major penalty. Fourteen papers have been retracted and two corrected for image duplication; there are more than two-dozen problematic papers still listed on Pubpeer. Investigation by a four-member committee … Continue reading Investigation confirms serious scientific misconduct by IIT Dhanbad faculty

IIT Dhanbad retraction saga: ‘Investigation will be completed shortly’

IIT Dhanbad has already initiated an investigation into unethical practices by Dr. Rashmi Madhuri and Dr. Prashant Sharma. The investigation will be completed shortly and the board will take a decision depending on the extent of guilt, says the Director. Fourteen papers published in reputable international journals by Rashmi Madhuri and Prashant Sharma from the … Continue reading IIT Dhanbad retraction saga: ‘Investigation will be completed shortly’

Thirteen more papers by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted, 25 papers still under a cloud

Four more papers by IIT Dhanbad faculty have now been retracted for "Duplication of images… and presenting them as different material”. The first paper by Dr. Rashmi Madhuri and Dr. Prashant Sharma was retracted in February 2018 and seven more were retracted in the last couple of months. Two more papers in Analytica Chimica Acta … Continue reading Thirteen more papers by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted, 25 papers still under a cloud

Paper by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted, 38 more papers under a cloud

A paper by IIT Dhanbad faculty, which was earlier corrected for four images, has now been retracted as additional concerns have been raised about two more figures. On PubPeer, researchers have raised concerns about 38 papers by Dr. Rashmi Madhuri and Dr. Prashant Sharma for image manipulation and duplication. A paper published by Dr. Rashmi Madhuri, Assistant … Continue reading Paper by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted, 38 more papers under a cloud