Just when another German minister is forced to resign after being accused of plagiarism, two less well-known sanitation scientists have been put to shame for the same offence.
The authors of the 2008 article, “A conceptual model of people’s approach to sanitation”, had plagiarised part of a paper that had already appeared in the Journal of Environmental Psychology in 2005.
Louise Dellström Rosenquist, the author of the plagiarised paper, “A psychosocial analysis of the human-sanitation nexus”, was attached at the time to the EcoSanRes programme of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
For a journal that costs 7,000 Euros a year for an institutional e-subscription, you wonder why the plagiarism was not discovered during the submission process, but four years later.
According to Retraction Watch, that the retracted paper has been cited seven times and the paper that the authors plagiarized 10 times.
Related web site: Wikipedia - Scientific plagiarism in India