Correcting the Scholarly Record for Research Integrity

In the Aftermath of Plagiarism

  • M. V.¬†Dougherty

Part of the Research Ethics Forum book series (REFF, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. M. V. Dougherty
    Pages 1-17
  3. M. V. Dougherty
    Pages 19-57
  4. M. V. Dougherty
    Pages 59-89
  5. M. V. Dougherty
    Pages 117-151
  6. M. V. Dougherty
    Pages 221-242
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-248

About this book


This volume is the first book-length study on post-publication responses to academic plagiarism in humanities disciplines. It demonstrates that the correction of the scholarly literature for plagiarism is not a task for editors and publishers alone; each member of the research community has an indispensable role in maintaining the integrity of the published literature in the aftermath of plagiarism. If untreated, academic plagiarism damages the integrity of the scholarly record, corrupts the surrounding academic enterprise, and creates inefficiencies across all levels of knowledge production. By providing case studies from the field of philosophy and related disciplines, the volume exhibits that current post-publication responses to academic plagiarism are insufficient. It catalogues how humanities disciplines fall short in comparison with the natural and biomedical sciences for ensuring the integrity of the body of published research. This volume provides clarity about how to conceptualize the scholarly record, surveys the traditional methods for correcting it, and argues for new interventions to improve the reliability of the body of published research. The book is valuable not only to those in the field of philosophy and other humanities disciplines, but also to those interested in research ethics, meta-science, and the sociology of research.


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Authors and affiliations

  • M. V.¬†Dougherty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyOhio Dominican UniversityColumbusUSA

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