ICMR-NICED scientist has 16 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

Dr. Mamta Chawla-Sarkar, a senior scientist at ICMR's NICED has 16 papers listed on PubPeer for image duplication and/or manipulation. Six of these papers were published when she was a Post-doc in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Science. A senior scientist — Dr. Mamta Chawla-Sarkar — … Continue reading ICMR-NICED scientist has 16 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

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

Manipulation within a photo should always result in a retraction: Elisabeth Bik

Scrutinising images for tell-tale signs of manipulation is no longer a hobby for Dr. Elisabeth Bik; it has become a passion. The passion has become so overpowering that she has taken a “year off from paid work to focus more on science misconduct volunteer work”. She has voluminous papers to report on and a mountain … Continue reading Manipulation within a photo should always result in a retraction: Elisabeth Bik

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The searchable database of retracted papers launched by RetractionWatch shows 982 papers from India have been retracted so far. Of these, 330 have been retracted for plagiarism and, surprisingly, 118 papers for image duplication and/or manipulation.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

IISc has 33 papers listed on Pubpeer for image duplication

About half a dozen IISc researchers have 33 papers listed on Pubpeer for image duplication. Most of the duplication is within the same paper. With 13 papers, Akhil R. Chakravarty has the most number of problematic articles. A few researchers have already got or are about to get an erratum published. India’s premier institution Indian … Continue reading IISc has 33 papers listed on Pubpeer for image duplication

Bhim B. Prasad of BHU has 51 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

Prof. Bhim Bali Prasad from Banaras Hindu University has 51 papers on Pubpeer for image manipulation and/or duplication. There are more papers with manipulated images. Dr. Rashmi Madhuri, who did her PhD under Prof. Prasad's supervision, is a co-author in 16 papers. Dr. Madhuri is under investigation for image manipulation at IIT Dhanbad. With 51 … Continue reading Bhim B. Prasad of BHU has 51 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

With 23 more added, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 38 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

With 23 more papers added to Pubpeer, the total number of papers with image duplication and/or manipulation from Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular, Kochi stands at 38. In addition, there are 11 papers that have been corrected for image problems and two retracted for the same reason, taking the grand total of problematic papers to … Continue reading With 23 more added, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 38 papers with duplicated, manipulated images

Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 12 papers with duplicated images, seven already corrected

At last count, the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi has 12 papers that have duplicated images. Image manipulation was seen only in one paper. Seven papers have already been corrected, and four more are in the process of being corrected. The Amrita Centre … Continue reading Amrita Centre for Nanosciences has 12 papers with duplicated images, seven already corrected

Avinash C. Pandey of University of Allahabad has 25 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey formerly with the University of Allahabad and now the Director of Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) in Delhi has 25 papers listed on Pubpeer for image manipulation and duplication. Dr. Prashant Sharma of IIT Dhanbad, who is under investigation for image manipulation, is a co-author in 19 of 25 papers published … Continue reading Avinash C. Pandey of University of Allahabad has 25 papers with manipulated, duplicated images

19 papers of Chitra Mandal from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology have duplicated images

Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, has 19 papers listed on Pubpeer for image manipulation and/or duplication. She is the corresponding author in 17 papers. All the problematic images were double-checked by an independent expert. All the papers of Dr. Mandal that have been listed on … Continue reading 19 papers of Chitra Mandal from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology have duplicated images