Should Research Plagiarism Cause an Automatic Retraction

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jul 24, 2014 9:30:00 AM

In a recent article for Nature, Praveen Chaddah argues that, while text plagiarism is a form of misconduct, that scientists are not authors and that the offense of lifting words is not nearly as severe as the lifting of ideas.

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Who Should Investigate Plagiarism Allegations?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 6, 2014 7:05:00 AM

When a student in a classroom is suspected of plagiarism, the process for investigating the allegations are fairly straightforward and understood. Most schools have a rigid set of guidelines for who should conduct the investigation, how the case is decided, what appeal options there should be and so forth.

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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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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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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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Plagiarism in Medical Research: An Editor's View on Publication Ethics (Video)

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Dec 13, 2012 10:05:00 AM

Esteemed editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP), Charon Pierson, shares her experiences with plagiarism and misconduct within nursing and medical research, within publishing, and within teaching. Jason Chu from Turnitin speaks with Charon about medical publication ethics and how editors and researchers can avoid plagiarism.

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Self Plagiarism Webcast Video, Highlights and Q&A Available

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Nov 28, 2012 11:16:00 AM

self-plagiarism-webcastWhen it comes to the ethical issues that face writers, self-plagiarism is one of the most difficult and hotly-debated topics out there. Not only are there tremendous disagreements as to what self-plagiarism is, many don’t agree that it exists at all.

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CTRL-V - Plagiarism in the News - Issue 3

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Oct 4, 2012 5:38:00 AM

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Takeaways from the Lehrer and Zakaria Plagiarism Scandals

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Aug 24, 2012 10:07:00 AM

How serious are the Lehrer and Zakaria plagiarism cases? Listen to this lively discussion between Jason Chu at Turnitin and Jonathan Bailey at Plagiarism Today for observations of both journalists, thoughts on their futures, and ways journalists can best avoid plagiarism.

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Top Ranked Business School Checks Reports for Plagiarism

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Apr 4, 2012 4:00:00 AM

ivey publishingFeaturing: Sheryl Gregson, Manager of Business Systems from The Richard Ivey School of Business

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