Friday, September 12, 2014

New York Times on self-plagiarism

On self-plagiarism, see Slavoj Žižek On 'Self Plagiarism' in The New York Times: What's the Big Deal?.

Of an essay piece published in the New York Times that Žižek had sent, the Times noted

After this essay was published, a reader pointed out that several sections had originally appeared, in identical or substantially similar form, in Slavoj Zizek's 2008 book, "Violence: Six Sideways Reflections." The New York Times does not ordinarily reprint material that has been previously published; Op-Ed contributors are asked to affirm that their work is original, and exclusive to The Times. Had The Times known that portions of the essay were copied from an earlier work, it would not have accepted the essay for publication.

See IPbiz post
Self-plagiarism and the "repurposing" of research

Prior to the Poshard plagiarism matter at SIU, there was the Wendler self-plagiarism matter [Walter Wendler copied material he created while at Texas A&M into a proposal while he was employed at SIU ]. SIU gave self-plagiarism a pass.

Now, iParadigms has put out a white paper, "The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism.


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