China captivated by Plagiarism.
Dear Bloggers, Today, I present to you another case of Plagiarism occured in China.This shows us that Plagiarism is occuring all around the world.Some definate and appropriate steps should be taken to amend and prevent before it is too late. Here are some excerpts from the article appeared in a chinese newspaper named as 'China View' on Feb 4,2009. A Chinese researcher, He Haibo, associate professor with the Zhejiang University had been caught for plagiarism and fake research in papers published in international journalS. He was an associate professor with Zhejiang University and was doing research on Traditional Chinese Medicines.(TCM). One of China's top TCM experts, Li Lianda, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was also implicated in the scandal as Li was listed as one of the co-authors of all the four papers. He copied statistics in two articles from his PhD tutor Dai Zezai, while statistics in two other articles were partially compiled by himself and copied from others. He also sent one article to two journals for publication The university added that He Haibo had been sacked. The fraud was uncovered in October by Dai when he discovered a paper published by British-based Phytotherapy Research, written by He, had copied his own paper for the International Journal of Cardiology last year. Journals in Germany, Poland and Holland also retracted the articles for plagiarism and duplicate submission In a confessionary letter, He also admitted that he made up the fact his articles were supported by national or university funds, as well as that the articles were proofread by top scientists before he sent them to the journals. Refences. 1.www.chinaview.cn