In the world of scholarly journals, the peer review process has been a longstanding bastion of academic sanctity.
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.”
The-Scientist.com 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.
The 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.
The newest case of political plagiarism to hit the newsstands involves Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis.
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Doctors 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.
The 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.
Plagiarism 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.
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A new book said to be written by former hacker turned security consultant, Gregory D. Evans, has been recently marred by plagiarism accusations.