CASE STUDY 121 (Anonymized)


An article was received for publication in International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI) on 01 November 2013. On plagiarism check, it was found that the article has already been published previously in Journal XYZ.

On 02 November 2013, the corresponding author was informed that it was a case of duplicate publication and IJCRI takes a very serious view of duplicate publication and plagiarism.

On the same day, the following email was received from the author:

“Oh dear, I apologize for the confusion. I had originally submitted this article to Publisher XYZ for publication; however, was unaware and unable to comply with the substantial publishing fees. After numerous emails and telephone conversations with Publisher XYZ, I was under the impression that it would not be published. I was COMPLETELY unaware that they went ahead and published it, and am not sure how or why they did that?! Again, I sincerely apologize for the confusion.” 

The manuscript was desk rejected due to duplicate publication.

Note: The names of authors, journals and publishers have been concealed.