Mic News Editor Fired Over Plagiarism Allegations

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 18, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Though we are in the early weeks of 2015, we already have our first major plagiarism scandal and termination in journalism.

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Two Journals Decline to Retract Papers with Copied Text

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In December 2013, the University of Kansas issued a public censure of Marios Sophocleous, a water researcher who retired from the school that year.

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Ben Carson Accused of Plagiarism in History Book

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 27, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Though the calendar may have just rolled over to 2015. We already have the first plagiarism controversy of the 2016 election.

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The Tide Turns on Political Plagiarism in Romania

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Back in June 2012, anonymous allegations were made that Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, had plagiarized more than half of his 2003 thesis on the International Criminal Court.

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ArXiv Provides Glimpse Into Geography of Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 15, 2015 1:28:19 PM

ArXiv is best known as a large collection of preprint research articles, with over one million articles currently in its database.

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Top Plagiarism Scandals of 2014

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Dec 17, 2014 3:00:00 PM

As 2014 winds to a close, it’s become very clear that it will go down as a banner year for plagiarism across a wide range of fields.

Whether you’re a researcher, a politician, a journalist, an author or a celebrity, there was major plagiarism news in bigstock----New-Year-Digits-52222105your field.

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[Podcast] Plagiarism and Publishing Ethics: Writing Best Practices

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Dec 12, 2014 4:26:00 PM

Plagiarism and integrity continue to be areas of concern on academic, research and publishing levels.  We had the pleasure of speaking with Peter LaPlaca who is the editor of Industrial Marketing Management (IMM), a journal published by Elsevier, and a global seminar speaker, promoting ethics. During this audio interview, Mr. LaPlaca discusses various types of issues he and other editors encounter (some are rather surprising), best practices for how editors can handle submissions that contain plagiarism, and how giving students the proper guidance can make a world of difference when it comes to publishing success.

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Power Dynamics in Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Dec 4, 2014 3:44:11 PM

In November, the case of University of Regina professor Shahid Azam became a national story and the subject of multiple articles on the CBC and elsewhere.

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Plagiarism and Educational Material

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Nov 21, 2014 2:55:00 PM

While plagiarism in the classrooms is a widely-discussed topic, it’s not always the students who have issues with copied content, sometimes its the educational materials that either contain plagiarism or are the victim of plagiarism.

One widely-known example involved Theresa Cameron, a former professor at the College of Design at Arizona State University. Despite over ten years with the college and having been awarded Tenure, the school terminated her, in a controversial decision, over alleged plagiarism in six syllabi.

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Rotten Memories: Memoir Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Nov 14, 2014 3:29:59 PM
Iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is facing accusations that her self-titled memoir, which she co-wrote with author Ian Kelly, contains plagiarized passages.
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