July 10, 2011

Promotion pressure fuels academic plagiarism - The Jacarta Post

Several modus operandi of plagiarism:

1. Taking a research paper or article from a registered science journal, and copying it so that a lecturer can replace the name of the original author with his or her name. This plagiarized item will then be submitted along with their application for promotion.
2. Deleting a section of an already publicized scientific journal, and replacing it with his own article. The bogus article will then be reprinted in a similar font format and paper size. The lecturer hopes to receive acknowledgement by including his work in the journal.
3. Taking credit for a research paper or final-year assignment completed by students attending the lecturer’s class.
4. Directly copying and pasting a research paper, article, or parts of a paper or article, written by another person, usually taken from Internet-based sources rather than a journal, and passing it off as one’s own work. This is the most common method of plagiarism committed by lecturers.(JP/From various sources)
Amid the country’s messy education system, the number of cases of plagiarism involving university lecturers is unlikely to abate. The Jakarta Post’s Hasyim Widhiarto explores the reasons why some lecturers steal from the works of others and how exactly works are plagiarized.>>>

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