D M Thappa
Department of Dermatology and STD, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
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Thappa D M. Editor's remarks. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009;75:184
An investigation by Dr. Uday Khopkar, Dr. Ameet Valia and myself was carried out in this case. A substantial overlap of the base data was found and this can be construed as a "Salami publication" in addition to the copyright violation by way of duplicate publication/ submission of photos. The author has repeated the same mistake in the next article submitted to IJDVL, "Lip leishmaniasis: No more a rare entity" by Bari AU (IJDVL_242_08), which was put on hold. Figure 6a and Figure 9a from article "Bari AU. Childhood cutaneous leishmaniasis, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2008; 2: 973-978" have been submitted again to us as Figure 4 and Figure 9 for IJDVL_242_08 article. The basic data on which the two above articles (childhood leishmaniasis and lip leishmaniasis) are written are largely overlapping. However, in one article he is focusing on childhood leishmaniasis and in another on lip leishmaniasis.