Polish plagiarism scandal unearthed

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
  1. Zibigniew Zawadzki,
  2. Kamran Abbasi
  1. Poland
  2. BMJ

    Investigative committees from two Polish institutions are examining the work of an academic who has been accused of publishing over 30 plagiarised articles.

    The Medical University of Silesia and the Polytechnic Institute of Czestochowa, both in Poland, are soon to give final verdicts on allegations of plagiarism against Dr Andrzej Jendryczko, who currently works in the environmental engineering department of the polytechnic institute and was formerly a professor of biochemistry at the medical university.

    Although the investigations have not yet been completed, the Senate of the Medical University of Silesia passed a resolution on 17 December 1997 (subsequently reported in the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita) acknowledging the charges as “fully substantiated” and resolving “to …

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