Is Plagiarism a Moral Problem?

Posted by Janett Perry on Sep 1, 2010 2:12:00 PM

morality resized 600Stanley Fish of the New York Times wrote an interesting article earlier this month titled “Plagiarism is Not a Big Moral Deal.” Fish argues that the rules of plagiarism are not something people inherently learn from a very early age. 


Tagged:  Academic

The Evolving Peer Review Process

Posted by Janett Perry on Aug 25, 2010 2:19:00 PM

peer review1 resized 600In the world of scholarly journals, the peer review process has been a longstanding bastion of academic sanctity. 


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Dissertation Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Aug 18, 2010 2:21:00 PM
dissertation 150x150 resized 600The University of Virginia recently stripped Fred D. Smith of his doctorate in education.  Last year, iThenticate was utilized by a reporter from the Journal News to break a story on Smith, the ex-Pocantico Hills superintendent who plagiarized much of his UVA dissertation.

Smith’s plagiarism saga began in November 2009, when he suddenly resigned as the Pocantico Hills superintendent after it was discovered that he had copied newsletters from a Massachusetts elementary school principal. The Journal News then partnered with iThenticate to discover that large portions of Smith’s dissertation from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education were also plagiarized.  From the Journal News: “…iThenticate, found numerous passages that matched academic publications predating his. The most notable similarities were with a paper by Jerri Ann Whitehurst Hall, now a high school principal in Rutland, Georgia.”


Tagged:  Academic

Scientific Research Mashups - Higher Risk for Plagiarism?

Posted by David Rothschild on Aug 11, 2010 2:24:00 PM recently covered a new and unique  ‘Web 2.0′ method of publishing scientific research.  Liquid Publication, a European collaborative, has built a software platform that allows scientists to easily post their research to an online journal. 

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Tagged:  International, Scientific Technical Medical

Perspectives on Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Aug 4, 2010 2:25:00 PM

police 150x150 resized 600The New York Times recently published a piece that discussed today’s younger generation and their views on plagiarism.  The article analyzes several perspectives on plagiarism, coming from college students to teachers to parents. 


Tagged:  Academic

On the Political Plagiarism Front – Non-issue or Critical Issue?

Posted by David Rothschild on Jul 28, 2010 2:27:00 PM

scott mcinnis 136x150 resized 600The newest case of political plagiarism to hit the newsstands involves Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. 


Tagged:  Current Events

Medical Plagiarism – Residency Applications

Posted by Janett Perry on Jul 22, 2010 2:29:00 PM

docotr 150x150Doctors have always been held in high regard in our society, for good reasons. Medical doctors are considered some of the most qualified professionals in any field or industry.  Doctors undergo years, sometimes even a decade, of study, training and practice before they are fully qualified.  Residency is often considered the most important part of a doctor’s training, providing a time to practice medicine while developing a specialization.


Tagged:  Current Events, Scientific Technical Medical

Plagiarism and Google’s Changing SEO Landscape

Posted by Janett Perry on Jul 13, 2010 2:31:00 PM

google resized 600The Financial Times recently wrote an interesting article that examines the creation of tailor-made content based on the traits of Google’s search algorithm. While this practice has existed for some time with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), the process seems to be evolving as more big businesses realize the importance of appearing on Google.


Tagged:  Social Media, Technology

Science Publishers Focus on Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Jul 7, 2010 2:34:00 PM

nature resized 600Plagiarism detection software took center stage as Nature recently published a revealing article that details how science publishers are equipping themselves to fight a growing trend in plagiarism within the research community.  


Tagged:  Scientific Technical Medical

Plagiarism in the Cyber World

Posted by David Rothschild on Jun 30, 2010 2:35:00 PM

hacker 150x132 resized 600A new book said to be written by former hacker turned security consultant, Gregory D. Evans, has been recently marred by plagiarism accusations.   


Tagged:  Technology