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Letter to the Editor
Refer the article titled “Stressors and stress coping strategies among civil pilots: a pilot study” by Dr Leo Jeeva SP and Dr V Chandra Mohan which was published in the Indian Journal of Aerospace Medicine, 52 (2), 2008, 60-64. I would like to bring to your notice that the content in pages 60, 61, 62 and 64 has been lifted verbatim from pages 4,2,6,7, and 14 and 15 of a previous report – IAM Departmental Project No. 159/2/95 titled “Psychological stress and coping: a preliminary study on Indian commercial airline pilots” by Dr Catherine S George, Dr AK Maitra, Gp Capt GS Nayar and Mr IR Reddy. This past study and the authors have not been acknowledged either in the references or otherwise, and this is in direct violation of ethical principles that should govern the writing of journal articles printed in IJASM.
Dr. Catherine George
HOD, Aviation Psychology IAM,IAF
Reply from the Editorial Board
We thank you for bringing to notice such an issue. We at the Editorial Board have issued a Show Cause notice to Dr Leo Jeeva SP and his co-author with regard to the issue highlighted. His reply would be communicated to you. The matter has been communicated to the Journal Advisory Board and the decision is awaited.