Academic exploitation (comment)

Friends:

Courtesy of NCIS, below is a link and excerpt from an opinion by an "anonymous academic" posted Friday, May 18th. in the Guardian, discussing academic stresses and problems:

"Academia is built on exploitation. We must break this vicious circle: What did I find when I joined a university? Poor mental health, huge workloads, ego-driven professors and rampant plagiarism"

How much self citation is too much? (comment)

Friends:

Below, courtesy of NCIS, is a link to an article from "Inside Higher Education" concerning the decision by Robert Sternberg to step down as editor of a major psychology journal amid complaints that he engaged in excessive self citation and self-plagiarism.  I wonder whether it is possible for prolific writers to avoid both offences simultaneously?  Shouldn't it be one or the other?

"Revolt Over an Editor: Prominent psychologist apologizes and resigns as journal editor over allegations of aggressive self-citation and more."

copyright (comment)

Friends:

The Scholarly Kitchen blog has a post by Robert Harrington published on Feb. 7, 2017 on the value of copyright and some issues created by the use of the Creative Commons CC-BY license.  Harrington also discusses the distinction between plagiarism and copyright violations.  The post has already attracted 20 comments.

"The Value of Copyright: A Publisher’s Perspective"

ZS: Mitteilungen aus dem Brenner-Archiv 35/2016 Print- und Open-Access-Ausgabe

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
liebe Freundinnen und Freunde des Brenner-Archivs,

im Dezember vergangenen Jahres ist die neue Ausgabe der Mitteilungen aus dem Brenner-Archiv (35 / 2016) erschienen. Themenschwerpunkt des Bandes: Plagiat.

Wir gestatten uns, zu Ihrer Information Inhaltsverzeichnis und Editorial im Anschluss wiederzugeben.

QUERY: Huxley plagiarism

Dear H-UTOPIA,

I'd read on Wikipedia the allegation that Huxley's "Brave New World" was plagiarized: "similarities between Brave New World and two science fiction novels written earlier by Polish author Mieczysław Smolarski, namely Miasto światłości ("The City of Light", 1924) and Podróż poślubna pana Hamiltona ("Mr Hamilton's Honeymoon Trip", 1928)."

College Plagiarism Infographic

The folks at the University of Illinois at Chicago have prepared an interesting infographic on plagiarism.  They call it: The Reality and Solution of College Plagiarism.  The intended audience is students working toward an MS in health informatics online.  It concludes with a list of sources.  Find it at: http://healthinformatics.uic.edu/infographics/the-reality-and-solution-of-college-plagiarism/

Perhaps you have a similar infographic to share?

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