On Thu, 9/4/08, shahin ghafari
From: shahin ghafari
Subject: Fwd: Scientific Plagiarisms (Iranian Version)
To: Date: Thursday, September 4, 2008, 8:42 AM
This may not look too much related to this group, but because these kind of plagiarisms are embarrassments to all scientists I decided to share this news with you.
I received an email from an academic fellow in CSIRO (Canberra, Australia) that two Iranian academics (Mohammad Reza Dadashi ,Islamic Azad University Gorgan Branch, and Ali Reza Ahmadzadeh, Islamic Azad University Shabester Branch) have re-published the paper of eminent Dr. John Passioura (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia)(attachment no. 1) as their own work in two different journals (attachments no 2 & 3).
These two fake publishing are 100% similar to the original paper and they have just changed the names (compare the attachments).
Now the journal that published the original paper is following up this matter trough legal channel. But the community of Iranian scientists and students here in ANU and CSIRO is so upset and embarrassed of this nonsense action.
Unfortunately, Mohammad Reza Dadashi is holding an official post in the university along with his academic position !!!
Iʼm sure almost all of the Iranian scientists are against these plagiarisms and are working hard and honestly to put the country in a scientific position deserves it, but also they are responsible to block all the ways that a small minority of opportunists trying to neutralise their efforts.
It would be greatly appreciated if you circulate this to all your academic friends, so this would be the last time we hear such a shameful news.
Thanks for your time.