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Saudi engineer loses second fresh water paper for plagiarism

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renewableenergycoverLast month, we covered the retraction of a paper by A.M.K. El-Ghonemy, of Al-Jouf University in Saudi Arabia. The engineer now has a second retraction in the same journal, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Here’s the notice for “Waste energy recovery in sea water reverse osmosis desalination plants, Part-1: Review”:

The article duplicates significant paragraphs of various internet sources as well as copied paragraphs from published papers. Re-use of any data should be appropriately cited. As such this article represents a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process.

El-Ghonemy has apparently published a total of five papers in the journal.

Hat tip: Patrick

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  1. Search for author: El-Ghonemy at http://www.sciencedirect.com/
    You will find 6 recent retractions by the same El-Ghonemy

    Retraction notice to “Waste energy recovery in sea water reverse osmosis desalination plants, Part-1: Review” [Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 18 (2012) 6–22]
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 22, June 2013, Page 734
    A.M.K. El-Ghonemy
     
    Retraction notice to “A small-scale Brackish water reverse-osmosis desalination system used in northern of Saudi Arabia, case study” [Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev. 16 (2012) 4597–4605]
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 24, August 2013, Page 628
    by A.M.K. El-Ghonemy

    Retraction notice to “Water desalination systems powered by renewable energy sources, Review”: [Renewable and Sustainable Energy Rev. 16 (2012) 1537–1556]
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 24, August 2013, Page 629
    A.M.K. El-Ghonemy
       
    Retraction notice to “Future sustainable water desalination technologies for the Saudi Arabia, review” [Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev. 16 (2012) 6566–6597]
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 24, August 2013, Page 631
    A.M.K. El-Ghonemy

    Retraction notice to “Waste energy recovery in sea water reverse osmosis desalination plants, Part-2: Case study”: [Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev. 16 (2012) 4016–4028]
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 24, August 2013, Page 630
    A.M.K. El-Ghonemy
      
    Retraction notice to “Fresh water production from/by atmospheric air for arid regions, using solar energy: Review” [Renewable Sustain. Energy Rev. 16 (2012) 6384–6422]
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 22, June 2013, Page 735
    A.M.K. El-Ghonemy

    Edith

    July 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    • The professor is Egyptian, not Saudi.

      Nasir

      December 3, 2013 at 1:22 am


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