Research Ethics Forum

Correcting the Scholarly Record for Research Integrity

In the Aftermath of Plagiarism

Authors: Dougherty, M. V.

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  • The first book-length study on post-publication responses to academic plagiarism
  • Demonstrates that all members of the research community have indispensable roles for rectifying the harms of academic plagiarism
  • Proposes new interventions for maintaining the integrity of the published literature
  • Critically evaluates a range of published corrections of the scholarly record
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This volume is the first book-length study on post-publication responses to academic plagiarism in humanities disciplines. It demonstrates that the correction of the scholarly literature for plagiarism is not a task for editors and publishers alone; each member of the research community has an indispensable role in maintaining the integrity of the published literature in the aftermath of plagiarism. If untreated, academic plagiarism damages the integrity of the scholarly record, corrupts the surrounding academic enterprise, and creates inefficiencies across all levels of knowledge production. By providing case studies from the field of philosophy and related disciplines, the volume exhibits that current post-publication responses to academic plagiarism are insufficient. It catalogues how humanities disciplines fall short in comparison with the natural and biomedical sciences for ensuring the integrity of the body of published research. This volume provides clarity about how to conceptualize the scholarly record, surveys the traditional methods for correcting it, and argues for new interventions to improve the reliability of the body of published research. The book is valuable not only to those in the field of philosophy and other humanities disciplines, but also to those interested in research ethics, meta-science, and the sociology of research.

About the authors

M. V. Dougherty is the Sr. Ruth Caspar Chair in Philosophy at Ohio Dominican University (USA). He is author of Moral Dilemmas in Medieval Thought: From Gratian to Aquinas (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has edited Aquinas’s ‘Disputed Questions on Evil’: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Pico della Mirandola: New Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He has authored and co-authored articles on academic plagiarism, and his research interests include the history of ethics and research ethics. Since 2009, he has been involved in securing dozens of retractions, errata, and corrigenda for published articles in the discipline of philosophy and in related fields. His work in generating corrections for academic plagiarism and other authorship violations has been featured on Retraction Watch and on other academic news outlets.

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“This is a work of illuminating insights, historical depth, and moral clarity in the pursuit of correcting the record of scholarly research from plagiarism. … This volume will stand up as one of the seminal works on plagiarism in the scholarship of academic research in the humanities … .” (Sheldon Krimsky, Accountability in Research, February, 10, 2019)​
“Correcting the Scholarly Record for Research Integrity is both a major contribution to publication ethics in general, and at the same time a path-breaking study of the ethics of philosophy publishing. It should be an obligatory item on reading lists for graduate students in philosophy.” (Sven Ove Hansson, Theoria, Vol. 85 (2), 2019)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Correcting the Scholarly Record for Research Integrity
Book Subtitle
In the Aftermath of Plagiarism
Authors
Series Title
Research Ethics Forum
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99435-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99435-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99434-5
Series ISSN
2212-9529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 248
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics