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Forbidden fruit: duplication of mango paper forces retraction

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Here’s some friendly advice. If you’re going to publish a paper titled “In ImageVitro Studies for Resistance to Anthracnose Disease (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Penz.) in Different Mango Hybrid Seedlings,” make sure the article is in fact, well…different.

The International Journal of Fruit Science, a Taylor & Francis title, has retracted the above paper, by a group from the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, in Lucknow, India. The reason:

It has been determined that the article titled “In Vitro Studies for Resistance to Anthracnose Disease (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Penz.) in Different Mango Hybrid Seedlings” by Ashutosh Pandey, Brajesh Kumar Pandey, Muthukumar Manoharan, Sailendar Rajan, L. P. Yadava and Ugam Kumari Chauhan that published in Volume 12, Issue 4, 2012, of the International Journal of Fruit Science is substantially similar to an already published article titled “In vitro Screening for Resistance to Anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) in Different Mango (Mangifera indica) Hybrids,” written by the same authors and published in Volume 6, Issue 2, 2011, of the Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection.

As a result, the article published in the International Journal of Fruit Science has been retracted and thus should not be cited in the electronic or print version of the journal.

Comments
  • puzzled monkey (Conrad T Seitz MD) February 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Same comment as on the last duplicated paper: shouldn’t both be retracted, since they were published so close in time as to probably be submitted at the same time? I know, when pigs fly.

  • AllOutWar February 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Good point. Maybe someone should ask te Editor of the Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection why that paper was not also retracted considering double submission and what the retraction policies of TJPP are.

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