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.
Two topics from the latest issue of the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE) newsletter, “Ethical Editing” resonated with me -- self-plagiarism and retractions. Since the iThenticate blog has covered both of these topics in depth this past year, I wanted to share some new and additional perspectives on these topics with our readers. Thanks go out to COPE for their permission to share their insights concerning ethical writing!
We recently caught up with plagiarism expert, Jonathan Bailey of CopyByte and Plagiarism Today. Bailey provides consultation to writers, attorneys, researchers and anyone who needs advice on plagiarism, content theft and copyright issues. In this interview, Jason Chu of iThenticate asks Bailey about his thoughts on the repercussions of self-plagiarism, and how it can be avoided.
With the rise of plagiarism checker technology over the past decade, scholarly misconduct allegations are at an all time high within the scientific, technical and medical research community. These uncovered cases have led to serious concerns about the damages caused by plagiarism and other forms of misconduct. To help put the issues into perspective, iThenticate has created a visual infographic. An extension of the recent iThenticate report, True Costs of Research Misconduct, this infographic illustrates the growing trouble with plagiarism and other forms of research misconduct, and the types of damages that are incurred.
Featuring: Davinder Malhotra, Professor of Finance at Philadelphia University
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With access to written work at the fingertips of millions of people online, instances of plagiarism have dramatically risen in recent years. Many bloggers and social media voices are unaware of how (or why) to give proper attribution to the original author or source. Ideas on how to do so have been considered over the years -- e.g. inline source links -- for how to ensure that authors receive credit for their work, but none have been completely effective in citing the original source.
Tagged: Best Practices