March 22, 2007

Reply (JHEP Journal)

----- Original Message -----
From: "JHEP Journal"
To: "ODTU Rektor"
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 7:14 PM
Subject: Ethics Committee

Dear Professor Akbulut,

We have looked to your letter regarding plagiarism.

First of all, in matters of plagiarism it is the injured party that must take action. We are not involved in administering justice.

The authors of the paper in question seem to cite the articles from which they copy sentences or paragraphs. This weakens the case.

It may be that the paper should not have been published and that the refereerred. Unfortunately weak papers get sometimes published.This may happen when the work is in a rather minor subject or not in anactive and competitive field. If the results are oustanding or contradict well known physics this would not happen.

Therefore we fear that we cannot help you in this case.

Sincerely yours,
JHEP Journal

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