The Indian Journal of Dermatology has banned a group of Tunisian researchers from publishing in the journal after the authors were found to have plagiarized. According to a retraction notice that ran on the journal’s site in May:
The paper titled “Dermatology Life Quality Index scores in vitiligo: Reliability and validity of the Tunisian version”, authored by Jalel A, Soumaya GS, Hamdaoui MH, published in Indian Journal of Dermatology 2009; 54 (4): 330–333, was found to be plagiarized. The article has been retracted and the authors are barred from submitting their manuscript(s) to IJD for the next 5 years.
The notice doesn’t say what study was plagiarized. We’ve tried to contact corresponding author Akrem Jalel, of the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de la Santé de Tunis, as well as the journal’s editor. We’ll update with anything we hear back.