ERIC Number: EJ1027352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
Self-Plagiarism and Unfortunate Publication: An Essay on Academic Values
Robinson, Susan R.
Studies in Higher Education, v39 n2 p265-277 2014
Recent years have seen a steady stream of journal editorials condemning self-plagiarism and other questionable publishing practices. Whilst in the biomedical sciences, redundant publication is condemned for its potential to exaggerate the efficacy of clinical trials, the potential negative consequences of textual recycling are less obvious in the humanities and social sciences. The perceived evils of self-plagiarism vary widely across the academic disciplines, undermining the claim that self-plagiarism constitutes an academic integrity issue in all cases. The article argues that questions surrounding self-plagiarism should be replaced with pronouncements around the notions of "fortunate" and "unfortunate" academic publication. Some examples of such judgements are given.
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Values, Integrity, Cheating, Intellectual Disciplines, Scholarship, College Students, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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