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Title Self-Plagiarism?
Long Title Self-Plagiarism?
Contributor/Contact Dale J. Benos, PhD (benos@physiology.uab.edu)
Contributor Details Dale J. Benos, PhD
Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham
CTSA Alabama
Case Study Provided A review article written by a prominent researcher was published in a high-profile journal. A reader writes to that journalís publication committee stating that large portions of the review article contained verbatim sentences and complete paragraphs of a book chapter published some years earlier. Neither of the two authors of the book chapter was the author of the review article. The book chapter was not referenced in the review article. When contacted, the author produced a copy of a newly revised version of that book chapter in which he is now included as a third author. What should be done?
Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership Topics No Data acquisition_management_sharing and ownership Topics
Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities Topics No mentor and trainee responsibilities topics
Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Topics
Inappropriate authorship practices,
Dealing with controversies that arise in authorship,
Poor publication practices,
Addressing compliance with ethical standards within articles
Peer Review Topics
The significance of peer review,
Editorial responsibilities
Collaborative Science Topics No collaborative science topics
Research Misconduct Topics
Responding to observed misconduct
Conflicts of Interest, Law and Policy Topics No conflicts of interest_law_and policy topics
Human Subjects

Citation Benos DJ, Fabres J, Famer J, Gutierrez JP, Hennessy K, Kosek D, Lee JH, Olteanu D, Russell T, Shaikh F, and Wang K. Ethics and scientific publication. Advances in Physiology Education 29: 59-74, 2006.
URL http://advan.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/29/2/59
RCR Keyword Research Misconduct, Plagiarism, Peer Review, Journal, Editor, Conflict of Interest
Other RCR Keywords Self-plagiarism; Author; Publication Committee; Book Chapter; Reputation
Case Difficulty Quick
Type of Case Realistic dilemma
Source for Topic Areas Du Bois, J., & Dueker, J. (2009). Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report. Journal of Research Administration, 40(1), 49-70.


Topic revision: r3 - 13 Nov 2011 - 12:03:53 - MarkYarborough
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