One of country’s top scientist and Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh's adviser CNR Rao has apologized to a leading scientific journal for
reproducing text of other scientists in his research paper.
corresponding authors sincerely apologise to the readers, reviewers, and
editors for this oversight and for any miscommunication," Rao and his
co-author SB Krupanidhi said in an apology to 'Advanced Materials', a
peer-reviewed journal covering materials science.
The journal’s July issue carried a research paper titled
'Infrared Photodetectors Based on Reduced Graphene Oxide and Graphene
Nanoribbons' authored by Rao, Krupanidhi, Basant Chitara and L S Panchakarla.
The scientists belong to Indian Institute of Science and the Jawaharlal Nehru
Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.
The authors admitted that some part of the research paper
was reproduced from an article that had appeared in Applied Physics Letters
written by S Ghosh, B K Sarker, A Chunder, Lei Zhai and S I Khondaker.
"The corresponding authors regret the reproduction of
text from an article that appeared in Applied Physics Letters in their
paper," Rao and Krupanidhi said.
The apology was published in the online edition on November
29, 2011. Rao was unavailable for comment as he was out of the country.
[Source: Times of India]