Friday, September 7, 2007

Plagiarism in Papers Posted on Physics Server

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that "Turkish Professors Uncover Plagiarism in Papers Posted on Physics Server"

"Dozens of academic papers containing apparently plagiarized work have been removed by moderators from arXiv, the popular preprint server where many physicists post their work before publication, Nature is reporting (subscription required). According to the article, 67 papers by 15 physicists at four Turkish universities were pulled after an examination of their content revealed that they 'plagiarize the works of others or contain inappropriate levels of overlap with earlier articles.'"

One of the accused authors, Mustafa Salti, has written for many prominent journals, so some of these articles might be plagiarized, too.

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