International in scope, Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary
Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification
is a new scholarly journal devoted specifically to the study of
plagiarism and related fabrications/falsifications within the
professional literature (i.e. scholarly journals and books) and
popular discourse domains (i.e. journalism, politics, audio-visual
texts). Providing a forum for scholarly discussion and research
on trends and phenomena (both recent and historical)
related to plagiarism, Plagiary features
refereed research articles,
articles, book reviews, editorials,
and responses as a point of focus
on issues of vital importance to professional and popular discourse
The now somewhat archaic term “Plagiary” will be
re-invented, re-invigorated, and used in this publication as a
“cover symbol” for the various forms of plagiarism/fabrication/falsification
and related fraudulent behaviors which afflict and cheapen modern
discourse. In addition to redundancy, information overload and
the like, discourse communities must now grapple with some rather
serious forms of textual fraud being discovered on a regular basis.
Yet along with such fraudulent representations which seem to be
quite common across various discourse communities, there are also
legitimate means of derivative expression, and studies which analyze
such topics as mimicry, parody, pastiche and
the like are welcome for publications consideration. Plagiary
will educate, critique, inform and keep discourse communities
aware of current issues and developments across the disciplines.
There has been a tremendous interest in these issues related
to plagiarism/fabrication/falsification, but the current publications
seem to be “all over the place” as reflected in the
list of publications below. This new journal will hopefully bring
together existing strands of scholarship and create a point of
focus for lively discussion, ongoing debate, and presentation
of research results.
The following list of previously published papers/articles illustrate
the potential scope and cross-disciplinary coverage in a publication
such as Plagiary [Note that some of
these papers are brief articles whose topics are deserving of
much more thorough treatment since they were first written; hence
the need for further research to bring
focus to and a deeper understanding of these important issues].
See also the list of ideas
on the author information page for topics, titles, and themes
of importance to studies in plagiary.
Various Publications Related to Plagiarism/Fabrication/Falsification
Aguirre, J. (2004). "Plagiarism in Palaeontology. A New
Threat Within the Scientific Community." Revista Española
de Micropaleontología, 36 (2): 349-352.
Brown, A. S. and Murphy, D. R. (1989). Cryptomnesia: Delineating
inadvertent plagiarism. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning,
Memory and Cognition, 15 (3): 432-442.
Clough, P. D. “Measuring Text Reuse in a Journalistic Domain.”
Unpublished manuscript. Department of Computer Science, University
of Sheffield. Retrieved from http://ir.shef.ac.uk/cloughie/papers/cluk4.pdf
Deckert, G.D. (1993). “Perspectives on Plagiarism from ESL
Students in Hong Kong.” Journal of Second Language Writing,
2 (2): 131-148.
Glass, L. (1999). “Nobody’s Renown: Plagiarism and
Publicity in the Career of Jack London.” American Literature,
71 (3): 529-549
Grunebaum, Gustave E. von. (1944, October). The concept of plagiarism
in Arabic theory. Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 3 (4),
pp. 234-253. [Many other literary traditions might be analyzed
as Grunebaum did with the Arabic literary tradition]
Kock, N. (1999). "A Case of Academic Plagiarism." Communications
of the ACM, 42 (7): 96-104.
Marshall, E. (1998). “Medline Searches Turn Up Cases of
Suspected Plagiarism.” Science, 279: 473-74.
Mason, W. (2005). "Make it Newish: E.E. Cummings, plagiarism,
and the perils of originality." Harper's Magazine. May edition:
Miller, K. D. (1993). Redefining plagiarism: Martin Luther King's
use of an oral tradition. The Chronicle of Higher Education Jan
Newmark, J. (2005). "'Frozen' Breaks the Ice Around Theatrical
Plagiarism." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 23.
Norris, H.T. (1994). From Asia to Africa: The “Tuhfat al-Albab”
by Abu Hamid al-Gharnati (473/1080-565/1169) as a source for the
chronology and content of the “Sirat ‘Antar B. Shaddad”.
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University
of London, vol. 57 (1), pp. 174-183.
Park, C. (2003). In other (People’s) words: plagiarism by
university students—literature and lessons. Assessment and
Evaluation in Higher Education, 28 (5), 471-488.
Rivoire, K. (2003). "The Growing Threat to Research: Scientific
Misconduct." MURJ, 8: 21-26.
Rodrigues, L. (1998). “A Compliment: Having Your Research
Ideas Stolen.” British Medical Journal Middle East, 5 (55):
Rubin, B. (2003). British government plagiarizes MERIA Journal:
Our response. Retreived from MERIA Journal website http://meria.idc.ac.il/british-govt-plagiarizes-meria.html
Scollon, R. (1995). Plagiarism and ideology: Identity in intercultural
discourse. Language in Society, 24: 1-28.
Tenpenny, P.L, Keriazakos, M.S. and Lew, G.S. (1998). “In
search of inadvertent plagiarism.” The American Journal
of Psychology, 111 (4): 529- 59.
Willinsky, J. (1990) Intellectual property rights and responsibilities:
The state of the text. The Journal of Educational Thought, 24
Wronski, M. "Plagiarism in publications by Dr. Andrzej Jendryczko."
English translation of Polish language article abstract retrieved
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