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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 325
Comment on - A report on case reports

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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Date of Submission21-Jan-2011
Date of Decision11-May-2011
Date of Acceptance05-Jun-2011
Date of Web Publication10-Oct-2011

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Ponniah I. Comment on - A report on case reports. J Conserv Dent 2011;14:325

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Ponniah I. Comment on - A report on case reports. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Sep 28];14:325. Available from:

An ethical issue concerning a core article [1] and those by others [2],[3],[4],[5],[6] was notified to the Journal as amounting to text plagiarism. The editorial, after review, returned the article for revision and advised re-submission, with the text within 150 words. Although significant text plagiarism is quite evident when the articles are visibly checked, [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6] the reviewers infer that it was common knowledge and not due to intentional recycling of the text, or would retort that the evidence was scarce to implicate plagiarism as the core article attributed original sources. This is contrary to the high levels of evidence. [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6] Thus, interpretation of plagiarism is subjective and assessment of the degree of plagiarism varies with the intellectual mindset of the individual. However, the office of research integrity (see ) defines text plagiarism as substantial unattributed textual copying of another's study. Is the evidence compelling [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6] or it is only innate knowledge.

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1.Gopikrishna V. A report on case reports. J Conserv Dent 2010;13:265-71.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Pearson DJ. How to read a case report (or teaching case of the month). Respir Care 2009;54:1372-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Drenth JP. Case reports: Added value counts. Neth J Med 2008;66:289-90.  Back to cited text no. 3
4.Drenth JP, Smith P, Thien T, Stalenhoef AFH. The case for case reports in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine. Neth J Med 2006;64:262-4.  Back to cited text no. 4
5.Andrade C, Mendhekar DN. Lithium, trifluperazine and idiopathic leucopenia: Author and reviewer perspectives on how to write a good case report. Indian J Psychiatry 2010;52:187-90.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Correspondence Address:
Irulandy Ponniah
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai-600 003
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.85828

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