German Education Minister Resignation: Plagiarism or Politics?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 11, 2013 1:43:00 PM

diploma-phd-plagiarismIt’s been another rough week for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Annette Schavan, a member of Merkel’s cabinet and the Education Minister for the country, has resigned after her Ph.D was revoked following an investigation into her doctoral thesis that found evidence of plagiarism.

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Tagged:  Current Events, International




Removing the Cloud of Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 4, 2013 9:59:00 AM

freedom-duckThere are few accusations and allegations that can haunt a person and their career longer than an allegation of plagiarism. This is partly because plagiarism is seen as a serious  offence, especially in academic, journalism and literary circles. However, it’s also because  the lines between what is and is not plagiarism is frequently blurry and prone to debate.

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Tagged:  Academic, Current Events




Washington Post Faces New Plagiarism Allegations

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 27, 2013 6:08:00 AM

panama-canalFor the second time in under a year, a reporter at the Washington Post has been accused of plagiarism and has faced disciplinary action because of it.

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Tagged:  Current Events




CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 7

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 22, 2013 2:13:00 PM

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Tagged:  Current Events, Newsletter




Researcher-Editor-Professor Suspended Without Pay For Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 17, 2013 4:53:00 PM

U-Waterloo-logoIn August of last year, the journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics retracted a 2010 article entitled “Induced-Charge Electrokinetic Phenomena” by a University of Waterloo professor Dongqing Li and a PhD student, Yasaman Daghighi. The grounds for the retraction was plagiarism, specifically the misappropriation of text and data.

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Tagged:  Academic, Current Events




Should Plagiarism Ever Be a Crime?

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 2, 2013 6:05:00 AM

handcuffs plagiarism crimeIn Poland, a Catholic priest and a Professor at the University of Lublin is facing accusations that he plagiarized portions of a volume he wrote entitled, “The Evolution of Polish Church Law Until the 19th Century in the Light of Codification.”

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Tagged:  Current Events




How the Rise of Freelancing Changes Plagiarism in Journalism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Dec 26, 2012 5:15:00 AM

plagiarism-in-journalismAs a wrap up of 2012, the Jonah Lehrer scandal will, most likely, be the most-remembered plagiarism and ethics scandal of the year. It was the scandal that brought down one of the world’s best-known science reporters and authors while also opening up the debate about the ethics of self-plagiarism in a way that had not happened before.

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Tagged:  Current Events




CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 6

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Dec 12, 2012 5:52:00 AM

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Tagged:  Current Events, Newsletter




Survey: Editors See Rampant Plagiarism vs Writers Think Work is Original

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Dec 5, 2012 11:48:00 AM
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Tagged:  Current Events




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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Tagged:  Current Events, Best Practices