Archive for the ‘Plagiarism’ Category

Oops: Plagiarism discovered in the Journal of

July 18, 2014

Academic and Business Ethics.

Yesterday, the Washington Post  reported  that an academic journal —  had to retract 60 research articles had to be retracted because its peer review process had been compromised.

Apparently, the Journal of Vibration and Control (JVC) —  no, I didn’t make that title up —  fell victim to a “peer review ring”.  A close knit group started cloning their electronic identities as experts.

So, while the journal thought that it was sending candidate articles to a broad sample of experts —  they were really sending them to a small handful of cronies.

In fact, because of the law of averages, on at least one occasion, an author got to peer review his own paper.

Oops

When the fraud was discovered, the journal ‘fessed up , retracted the compromised articles and allowed the senior editor to resign.

But, will the Journal of Vibration and Control (JVC) ever be able to restore its good name?

The incident reminded me of my absolute favorite academic journal scandal…

 

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Awhile ago, I got an email from the Executive Director of the Academic and Business Research Institute:

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Oops: Plagiarism discovered in the Journal of

March 21, 2013

Academic and Business Ethics.

No no kidding.

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Last week, I got an email from the Executive Director of the Academic and Business Research Institute:

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