San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.18.1 - 25.18.22
3Rs for Engineering Scholars: Responsibilities, Repercussions, and Remedies Associated with Professional PlagiarismEngineering and technology educators regularly augment and create the knowledge in their fieldsby presenting and publishing papers in academic journals and conference proceedings. Indeed,these activities are critical as faculty seek tenure and promotion. In today’s highly competitiveacademic environment, colleagues must devote considerable time to identifying important topics,developing manuscripts, and submitting work for publication consideration—all in addition toteaching and/or research duties.Much has been written about student plagiarism, particularly since the advent of the Internet andthe ease of cutting and pasting. Recently, however, a growing body of literature addresses theproblem of professionals who pilfer the intellectual property of others and claim it as their own.In addition to celebrated cases, such as historian Stephen Ambrose, the less renowned alsoviolate academic integrity, posing an ethical morass for journal reviewers and editors.This paper and presentation will explore questions such as the following: • What are the major problems editors discover in manuscripts? • How frequently do they occur and why do authors resort to plagiarism? • Who is responsible for detecting the malfeasance, and when discovered, what corrective or punitive steps should be taken and by whom? • What can academic journal editors do to prevent such unacceptable conduct? • What are the consequences of such careless and unethical behavior? • What action should be taken if a plagiarized article makes it through the review process and into print?The authors, who serve in editorial capacities for technical journals, have encountered cases ofplagiarism and duplicate publications; they have real stories to share and real solutions to offer.
Sarapin, S. H., & Dyrud, M. A., & Sarapin, M. I. (2012, June), 3Rs for Engineering Scholars: Responsibilities, Repercussions, and Remedies Associated with Professional Plagiarism Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/20778
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