But What Would We Do?

I recently found out I am an academic fraud. Now, I am certain there has to be people out whose immediate response is “of course you are” there, “knew it” or “I am not surprised”, but I used to be. Admittedly, what sums to fraud when posting as an educational isn’t always completely clear to me – which, for some, will do to be suspect (if not guilty-till-proven-innocent) already.

I do get the extremes; I’m not that daft: If one creates up a truly new academic study giving the full account of the research route it, it is not scams. If you make up the data – emulating the infamous Diederik Stapel – it is currently. But in between sometimes, I am not always sure… Let me give you a few potential examples. • Last month, at the Editorial Board Meeting of the Academy of Management Journal, the editor reported that the journal would start screening every submitted article for plagiarism now. The software turns up whether parts of the text have been copied from earlier publications, including articles by the same author (in an incident of self-plagiarism).

After this, a fellow table member asked “can we gain access to the same software to pre-screen our own articles before submitting them?” There wasn’t a murmur or hint of discontent in the area third, question, but I came across it uneasy and strange. • Situation A: PhD student A copies a paragraph leading up to one of is own hypotheses from an operating paper by someone else he found on the web, without citation. Situation B: PhD pupil-B copies a listing of a previously released academic article from another, published paper who summarized the same article. Situation C: likewise, but with a citation to that third article, but no quotation marks.

Situation D: also, but with quotation and citation marks. Who should get kicked out of the program? • An academic – and an apparent enthusiast of the Matthew Effect – buys 20,000 fans on Twitter. Yes, if you didn’t know, buying (fake) twitter followers is possible and easy. Actually, yesterday, It was discovered by me is as cheap as potato chips.

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Yesterday, Sunday Times covered the tale of an aspiring English celebrity who bought about 20 the,000 supporters on Twitter to boost her profile. It just cost her a few hundred pounds/dollars. And, in fact, it type of worked; she did raise her profile. But when she was found out – which isn’t actually that easy – she was ridiculed and quickly chased back to the dubious and crowded ranks of the British B-celebrities.

But what would we do? How would we respond to an academic buying 20,000 “followers”? Tar and feathers or applause for bringing the Matthew Effect to apply? I am – apparently – a shameless self-plagiarizing fraud because I sometimes get approached by business magazines who say “we read your site post X and wish to republish it inside our magazine”. ” I say “no (way), but section X from my book would suit you well. Feel free to republish that”. Some recognize it was previously published; some don’t. And, honestly, I don’t really care, and I will probably again take action.

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