Plagiarism Allegation Muddies Jonah Lehrer's Comeback

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jun 16, 2013 6:05:00 AM

plagiarism-jonah-lehrerIt’s been four months since Jonah Lehrer’s disastrous “apology” speech at an event hosted by The Knight Foundation and, though Lehrer hasn’t been in the spotlight much, he apparently has not been sitting idle either.

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Tagged:  Current Events




Leaving Plagiarism Decisions to the Academics

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jun 5, 2013 4:22:00 PM

academic-board-u-sydneyIn both the U.S. and elsewhere, there has been a growing trend of plagiarism disputes in academia spilling over to the courtrooms. Whether it’s a student unhappy about about being expelled or a professor unhappy about being put up for termination, more and more are turning to outside adjudicators and even the court system for relief.

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Tagged:  Current Events, Academic




CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 11

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 29, 2013 11:41:00 AM

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Tagged:  Current Events, Newsletter




The Challenge of Repeating Methods While Avoiding Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 25, 2013 6:32:00 AM

zhejiang university logoFor researchers, the methods section of a paper presents a unique set of challenges when trying to be original.

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Tagged:  Best Practices




Why Plagiarism in Politics Matters

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 17, 2013 12:46:00 PM

honesty politics pillarsWhen looking at plagiarism in politics, it’s easy to be floored by the spate of recent scandals, especially in Germany and Eastern Europe. It seems as if politician after politician are having their degrees revoked and/or are being forced to resign over plagiarism, often times involving dissertations written decades earlier.

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Tagged:  Best Practices




10 Years After Jayson Blair, Struggles with Plagiarism Remain

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 8, 2013 10:54:00 AM

jayson blair cnn larry kingTen years ago, the journalism world was in upheaval. On May 1, 2003, Jayson Blair, a young reporter at The New York Times, turned in his resignation following allegations of plagiarism made a couple of days earlier. The Times began to deeply investigate Blair’s work and, May 11th, less than two weeks later, released its findings in a mammoth “Correcting the Record” piece.

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Tagged:  Best Practices




Ethical Publishing: Tackling the Rise of Predatory Journals

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 2, 2013 10:33:00 AM

morrisplanbankPseudo Journals and Fake Banks, What Publishers Can Learn

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Tagged:  Social Media




CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 10

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 26, 2013 11:18:00 AM

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Tagged:  Current Events, Newsletter




When Plagiarism and Copyright Collide

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 9, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS NetworkA recent article in the Ottawa Citizen highlighted the strange case of Veldon Coburn, a PhD candidate who is also an analyst at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in Gatineau.

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Tagged:  Legal




Jane Goodall Embroiled in Plagiarism and Misconduct Allegations

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 2, 2013 10:54:00 AM

jane-goodall-plagiarismFamed primatologist Jane Goodall was scheduled to release her new book “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants” on April 30th, however, following a Washington Post article that found a dozen unattributed passages in the book, the book’s publisher, Grand Central, has announced that it is holding the book back until it can “correct any unintentional errors.”

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Tagged:  Current Events