Not immune: Jesús A. Lemus earns another Expression of Concern
Jesús A. Lemus, the Spanish researcher whose work has left a lot of people questioning his data, has another Expression of Concern for his resume.
Here’s the notice, from Functional Ecology:
Functional Ecology has been informed by the Ethics Committee of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, the Spanish National Research Council, that following investigation of concerns relating to the reliability, traceability and quality of analytical testing during the research career of Dr Jesús A. Lemus, the authenticity of some published results where Dr Lemus was involved needs to be questioned.
Reservations about the validity of some of the data contained in an article published in the journal (Lemus, Vergara and Fargallo 2010) have also been received by the co-authors Dr Juan A. Fargallo, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain, and Dr Pablo Vergara, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, UK.
In the article, work that cannot be validated relates to blood samples analysed, the analyses of plasma samples, total white blood cell counts, faecal analyses, parasite inoculates and parasite vaccine.
The Executive Editor, Professor Duncan Irschick, wishes to notify readers of concerns regarding this article.
The paper has been cited four times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
Lemus has another Expression of Concern, in PLoS ONE, along with five retractions, by our count.