April 17, 2024

PES – Editorial Board Ethical Committee had meeting on 16.04.2024. and provide full analysis of available reports and documentations, also they examined existing Plagiarism reports and performed new one.

They concluded that corresponding author Anantha Raj A. Arokiasamy conducted serious breaches of ethics by publishing papers that are 77% (paper 1) and 54% (paper 2) similar to other publications.

The PES – Editorial Board Ethical Committee DECIDED to RETRACT manuscripts DOI:10.24874/PES03.03.008 and DOI:10.24874/PES03.04.004 (Report).

April 11, 2024

According to Report from Panel Investigation of an Allegation of a Breach of Research Integrity against Dr Alex Arokiasamy, received on April 11 2024, from RMIT University | Melbourne | Australia with following findings:
The investigation found that, on the balance of probabilities, Dr Arokiasamy breached the Australian Code and/or RMIT Policy by:

  • collecting human data without ethics approval,
  • including as a co-author someone who was unaware of his inclusion in the publication and neither contributed to the research nor consented to its publication, and
  • publishing papers that are 77% (paper 1 10.24874/PES03.03.008) and 54% (paper 2 10.24874/PES03.04.004) similar to other publications. These breaches were considered serious. Editorial Board of PES, following the highest ethical principles and following the COPE recomendation started procedure lead by our Ethical Board in order to examine implementation of corrective action that the above listed journal articles be retracted.