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Korean plagiarism case ongoing

Journal has yet to take action on allegedly plagiarized paper, and an author accuses a Korean investigating committee of bias

Alison McCook
Fertility and Sterility has not yet made a decision on how to handle a 2005 paper a Korean scientist alleges was plagiarized from his research published in a Korean journal, despite meeting to discuss the issue nearly two weeks ago.The Korean scientist and author of the original paper, Jeong-Hwan Kim, also says he is concerned that a Korean committee established to investigate the funding source for the Korean and F&S papers will be biased, since many committee members are based at a university headed by the first author of the F&S paper. The committee is investigating whether scientists used government grants, because while both the Korean and the F&S papers state that the projects were supported by government funds, Kim says he did not use any government funding.In a list of committee members Kim forwarded to The Scientist, half have appointments at Pochon CHA University, where Kwang-Yul Cha,...

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