Scientific Misconduct


Dear ERA community,

Sometimes it is the sad task of an editor to report scientific misconduct.

A paper was submitted to ERA on 1. June 2019. Upon meticulous peer review the authors submitted a revised version on 17. November 2019, which was then accepted on 27.11.2019. The authors received the Galley proof on 9. December 2019.

After this ERA received the following message that the paper had already been published in a predatory journal:

"Dear Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann,

I am really sorry that this article was published in International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine, Volume 14 (2019).
Kind regards,

Elhassan Idm'hand"

Here is the link to that paper:

At ERA, we take science seriously, and are very disappointed that some authors abuse the time of reviewers and editors. Be aware of the attitude of such colleagues.

The respective colleagues will be blacklisted at ERA, and not allowed to submit any further manuscripts.

Posted: 2019-12-09
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