Plagiarism Imitating Plagiarism

The Indian Journal of Dermatology¬†announced that it was withdrawing a paper published in¬†2014 titled “Development of a guideline to approach plagiarism in Indian scenario” because sections of it were plagiarized. It turns out that the paper’s author, Thorakkal Shamim of the Department of Dentistry in Malappuram, copied whole chunks from someone else’s dissertation. The journal is taking a hard look at other of Shamim’s submissions, including “The effects of Irony on publishing careers.”

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