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Corruption and Representations of Scholarly Output


In this paper I analyze representations of scholarly output for the purpose of identifying corrupt practices. Accordingly, the components of output—price, quantity, and time—are examined. A key part of the analysis is recognizing the unique role that the scholarly community plays in scholarship and the implications this has for the roles of groups other than the scholarly community. Finally, a survey of students indicates that particular representations of scholarly output are viewed by students as unethical.

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I thank two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments. The views in this manuscript are mine and are not necessarily the views of any organizations with which I am affiliated.

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Liebler, R. Corruption and Representations of Scholarly Output. J Acad Ethics 6, 259–269 (2008).

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  • Scholarship
  • Corruption