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06 June 2012

Credit Where Credit Is Due

I completely agree with Dr Simona Minozzi's comments on the above article. My position on the original media coverage of the find is similar and can be found here.

Regarding the paper by
Nuzzolese and Borrini: "Forensic Approach to an Archaeological Casework of “Vampire” Skeletal Remains in Venice: Odontological and Anthropological Prospectus" in the Journal of Forensic Sciences (Volume 55, Issue 6, pages 1634–1637, November 2010), the authors copied word by word their introduction from my published paper "Vampires Beyond Legend: A Bioarchaeological Approach" and the peer reviewers did not even notice. After a long correspondence with the journal's editor, the authors issued an Erratum (Journal of Forensic Sciences, Volume 56, Issue 2, page 568, March 2011) at least adding a citation to my work. See:

A big public thanks to all the colleagues who supported me during this. This unpleasant experience really made me wonder about the publication and peer-review standards of well-established academic journals and publishing houses, and about the extent of plagiarism in academia today.