Monday, July 02, 2012

B - Predatory publishers and plagiarism

Jansen PA, Forget PM. Predatory publishers and plagiarism prevention. Science 2012;336:1380

A letter referring to a paper describing how s scientist recently published nine articles that largely or entirely duplicated papers written by others. Six of these papers were published in scholarly journals only last year. It is surprising that these papers escaped plagiarism detection tools such as CrossCheck and eBlst. The authors argue that publishers did not use them consciously being accomplices in plagiarism.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6087/1380.1.full

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