Following my earlier message, it has come to my attention that titles published by 'Scitus Academics' are now widely available on Amazon and other book distribution sites, and are also available through Googlebooks. This has a deeply corrupting effect on academic work, as unwitting students may begin to attribute the writings of Joseph Kitagawa, to continue with the example from my earlier post, to the non-existent Bennie Sempers.
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"
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."
This link contains the following thread from the H-Diplo listserv:
Editor's Subject: INQ: Online research accountability
Author's Subject: INQ: Online research accountability
Date Written: 06 Dec. 1996
Date Posted: Sat, 06 Dec 1996 15:37:58 -0500