Werner Aeschbach-Hertig noted that Chilingar and Assoc. have committed self-plagiarism again, their twin papers, having gotten a triplet. He figures he ain't gonna get no satisfaction from the editors of various journals of last resort. What to do, what to do?
Interestingly there may be an answer. Turns out that like most places USC (the C is an emeriti there) USC has a bunch of IRBs and the IRBs have guidlines on the Responsible Conduct of Research. If you traipse over there they mention a few (see page 10)
Issues in Publication and Peer Reviewwhich seems to match well with WAH's issues. He might want to drop a dime. There is even an anonymous tip line
• Redundant publication
• Unacknowledged self-plagiarism
Oh yeah, anyone have a clue about what the American Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences is? If you look at the triplet paper, two of the authors are
L. Khilyuk3 and M. V. Gorfunkel4Evidently C is the President thereof.....
3. Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, American Branch, Los Angeles, CA, USA
4. Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, American Branch, Coppell, TX, USA