LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 110
Comment on editorial
Freelance Medical Writer, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
H S Sarkar
Freelance Medical Writer, Kolkata, West Bengal
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|Date of Web Publication||30-Mar-2013|
|How to cite this article:|
Sarkar H S. Comment on editorial. Saudi J Anaesth 2013;7:110
I read the editorial by Thrakkal Shamim "Serious thoughts about plagiarism from India."  I strongly object to the word "INDIA" used in the title. Does Dr. Shamim want to convey that India researchers do plagiarism? If his manuscript was copied by some other researcher, Dr. Shamim can blame the researcher and not his nationality. Plagiarism is common worldwide. I would advise Dr. Shamim to read the relevant literature and find out which country is no. 1 in plagiarism. Once again I would emphasize that instead of blaming a country (in the title and content of editorial), the editorial should focus on the menace of plagiarism.
I would like to bring out one more instance. Dr. Shamim has published a letter to the Editor  This case report was allegedly published by same author as a case report in an another journal: Pemphigus vulgaris in oral cavity: A case report Saudi Dental Journal. 2007-19-2-115-118." This is also plagiarism and the same rule should be applied to the authors. But here I am not blaming the nationality of the authors to do so.
| References|| |
|1.||Shamim T. Serious thoughts about plagiarism from India. Saudi J Anaesth 2012;6:191. |
|2.||Shamim T, Varghese VI, Shameena PM, Sudha S. Candida smear-an adjunct for diagnosis of acantholytic cells in oral pemphigus vulgaris. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2008;18:392. |