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The searchable database of retracted papers launched by RetractionWatch shows 982 papers from India have been retracted so far. Of these, 330 have been retracted for plagiarism and, surprisingly, 118 papers for image duplication and/or manipulation.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

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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

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 Madhuri are in addition to the 25 papers that have already been retracted.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

CSIR-CDRI scientists take steps to correct mistakes in images

On June 6, two days after the report on image duplication in papers by CSIR-CDRI scientists was published, the director has instructed them to either send the correct image to the journal and get an erratum published or retract the paper if the mistake has an impact on the conclusion or if the mistake has … Continue reading CSIR-CDRI scientists take steps to correct mistakes in images

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

Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has seven more papers with manipulated images

Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata has seven more papers with problematic images — manipulation and/or duplication. These papers have been listed on Pubpeer. With this, there are 35 problematic papers by Dr. Mandal. The number of papers by Dr. Chitra Mandal, a SERB Distinguished Fellow at the CSIR-Indian … Continue reading Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has seven more papers with manipulated images

Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology admits to ‘unintentional mistakes’; Nine more papers listed on Pubpeer

Dr. Chitra Mandal of CSIR-IICB has admitted to “unintentional mistakes” in her papers. Dr. Elisabeth M. Bik and another person have identified additional nine papers with image manipulation and/or duplication. With this the total number of papers with problematic images stands at 28. The last word has not been said yet. There important things happened … Continue reading Chitra Mandal of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology admits to ‘unintentional mistakes’; Nine more papers listed on Pubpeer