Instances of Scientific Misconduct

Ali Nazari

Ali Nazari worked for the Swinburne University of Technology before experiencing roughly 46 retractions of his papers. This materials scientist has had papers retracted due to the duplication of articles, fake peer reviews, concerns about results and findings, false/forged authorship, etc. Some of his famous retracted papers include “Fuzzy logic-based prediction of compressive strength of lightweight geopolymers,” “Predicting the total specific pore volume of geopolymers produced from waste ashes by gene expression programming,” and “Prediction water absorption resistances of lightweight geopolymers by artificial neural networks.”

A publisher just retracted 22 articles. And the whistleblower is just getting started. (Retraction Watch, September 13, 2019)

A researcher with 30 retractions and counting: The whistleblower speaks (Retraction Watch, October 15, 2019)

A Touch of Plagiarism: The Nazari Precedent (International Policy Digest, October 30, 2019)

Ali Nazari (CrunchBase, September 9, 2019)

How to Avoid the Flu during its Peak Season (Fox News, November 19, 2019)

Materials scientist up to five retractions as publishers investigate dozens of his papers (Retraction Watch, August 6, 2019)

Materials scientist will soon be up to 30 retractions (Retraction Watch, October 8, 2019)

Plagiarism checks ‘just as important for academics as students’ (The World University Rankings, November 5, 2019)

Swinburne University researcher has 30 papers retracted, loses job (ABC Investigations, October 25, 2019)