Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed is a medical doctor at the National Guard Hospital at the King Abdul Aziz Medical City, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It appears Dr. Ahmed, originally from the Sudan, has found a solution to the problem of being a busy doctor with time-consuming scholarly publishing requirements: he copies others’ articles and publishes them as his own. This strategy saves so much time.
Dr. Ahmed and his several co-authors appear to have copied at least nine scholarly articles, changed the titles, and successfully submitted them to several different journals. Moreover, the evidence shows that two apparently original articles by Dr. Ahmed and his pals have each been simultaneously published in two different journals, creating two cases of duplicate publication.
Three of the completely-plagiarized articles were published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research, and these articles have been retracted, for which we commend the journal (even though it didn’t create any retraction notice; it just completely removed the articles without a trace).
Two other articles published in the Education in Medicine Journal have also been retracted, and these retractions bear formal notices here and here. We congratulate this journal, published by the Medical Education Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, for this swift and appropriate action.
Dr. Ahmed’s article “High-Dose Methotrexate Toxicities Prevention and Management” is published in two OMICS’ journals: Chemotherapy and Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy. In the latter journal, the article’s title is cleverly changed to “Prevention and Management of High Dose Methotrexate Toxicity.” OMICS knows about the duplication. In an ironic reversal, OMICS itself is the victim of an author, for Dr. Ahmed simultaneously submitted the same paper to two different OMICS journals. As of this writing, neither article has been retracted.
The table below and here [PDF] details the plagiarism and duplication.
If I were a patient of Dr. Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed, I would request a different doctor.
Plagiarized and duplicate articles by Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem
Ahmed and his co-authors
Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed
Yasar Albushra Ahmed
Each plagiarized article is followed by the original article in the next row. The articles marked “original” have no known ethical problems and are the victim articles.
|Assessment of Clinical Prognostic Indicators of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding [Retracted]||Mohamed Ahmed Eltayeb, Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed, and Osman khalafallah Saeed||Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research||
ACT Publishing Group Limited
|Original||Clinical Risk Characteristics of Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Severity: A Multivariable Risk Analysis||Rangson Chaikitamnuaychok and Jayanton Patumanond||Gastroenterology Research||Elmer Press|
|Plagiarized||Rare presentation of Brucellosis [Retracted]||Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed||Journal of Bacteriology and Parasitology||
OMICS Publishing Group
|Original||Severe Thrombocytopenia In Acute Brucellosis: A Case Report||Harika Celebi, et al.||The Internet Journal of Hematology||Internet Science Publications|
|Plagiarized||Clinical challenges: Myeloma and concomitant type 2 diabetes||Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed and Awad Eltayeb||International Journal of Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Research||
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
|Original||Multiple Myeloma and Diabetes||Zeinab A. Issa, Mira S. Zantout, and Sami T. Azar||ISRN Endocrinology||Hindawi|
|Plagiarized||Objective structured clinical examination: an optimized evaluation method [Retracted]||Yasar Albushra Ahmed||Education in Medicine Journal||Medical Education Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia|
|Original||Objective Structured Clinical Examination: The Assessment of Choice||Marliyya Zayyan||Oman Medical Journal||OMSB|
|Plagiarized||Promoting professionalism in Medicine and Medical Education [Retracted]||Yasar Albushra Ahmed||Education in Medicine Journal||
Medical Education Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
|Original||Developing medical professionalism in future doctors: a systematic review||Vimmi Passi, Manjo Doug, Ed Peile, Jill Thistlethwaite, and Neil Johnson||International Journal of Medical Education||Publisher unknown|
|Plagiarized||Helicobacter pylori and its associated diseases [Retracted]||Yasar Albushra Ahmed and Palaniappan Senthil Kumar||Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research||
ACT Publishing Group Limited
|Original||Helicobacter pylori and its Effects on Human Health and Disease||Farin Kamangar, Payam Sheikhattari, and Mahsa Mohebtash||Archives of Iranian Medicine||Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran|
|Plagiarized||Ethical standards for disclosing a medical error||Tawfig Khalil, Yasar Albushra Ahmed||Medicine Science Review||ScopeMed|
|Original||Principles of medical ethics: implications for the disclosure of medical errors||Annegret F Hannawa||Medicolegal and Bioethics||Dove Press|
|Plagiarized||Risk Scoring System for Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding [Retracted]||Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed||Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology||ACT Publishing Group Limited|
|Plagiarized||Use of Risk Scoring System in Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage: A Critical Review||Yasar Albushra Ahmed||Gezira Journal of Health Sciences||University of Gezira, Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research|
|Original||Upper gastrointestinal bleeding: what’s the score?||B. Reed and A.J. Stanley||Scottish Medical Journal||SAGE Journals|
|Duplicates||High-Dose Methotrexate Toxicities Prevention and Management||Yasir Hasan Altayeb and Yasar Albushra Ahmed||Chemotherapy||OMICS Publishing Group|
|Prevention and Management of High Dose Methotrexate Toxicity||Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed and Yasir Hasan||Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy||OMICS Publishing Group|
Duplicates with some plagiarism
|End of Life Ethics in Cancer Patients: Conflicts and Dilemmas||Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed and Tarig Mohamed Ali||Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine||
OMICS Publishing Group
|End of Life Ethics in Cancer Patients: Conflicts and Dilemmas||Yasar Albushra Ahmed and Tarig Alib||International Journal of Medical Research||
Hat tip: Dr. Christophe Stove