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Thursday, November 28, 2013

A welcome awaits you at the University of Newcastle!

An academic at Curtin University is being investigated for plagiarism.  

According to The Austalian,

"THE publisher of a scholarly magazine has withdrawn a 2010 paper by a Curtin University academic after being alerted to what appears to be a cut and paste from another academic paper. 

 Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, says he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tipoff.

The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics.."

Apparently it is a case of cut and paste. The academic concerned is overseas.

When she returns she could easily slip into a position at the University of Newcastle.  She need have no fear.  Academics found to have plagiarised at the University of Newcastle are "counselled" or "have a meeting" or there is no action taken against them. Then she can continue her rise and rise as a protected species at the UoN. 

An added bonus: anyone who accuses her of plagiarism will be quickly and viciously hounded from the University.
Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, said he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tip-off.
The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
The academic in question could not be contacted because she is travelling overseas.
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-investigated-over-plagiarism-claims/story-e6frgcjx-1226768957046#sthash.kByG6McI.dpuf
THE publisher of a scholarly magazine has withdrawn a 2010 paper by a Curtin University academic after being alerted to what appears to be a cut and paste from another academic paper.
Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, said he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tip-off.
The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
The academic in question could not be contacted because she is travelling overseas.
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-investigated-over-plagiarism-claims/story-e6frgcjx-1226768957046#sthash.kByG6McI.dpuf
THE publisher of a scholarly magazine has withdrawn a 2010 paper by a Curtin University academic after being alerted to what appears to be a cut and paste from another academic paper.
Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, said he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tip-off.
The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
The academic in question could not be contacted because she is travelling overseas.
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-investigated-over-plagiarism-claims/story-e6frgcjx-1226768957046#sthash.kByG6McI.dpuf
THE publisher of a scholarly magazine has withdrawn a 2010 paper by a Curtin University academic after being alerted to what appears to be a cut and paste from another academic paper.
Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, said he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tip-off.
The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
The academic in question could not be contacted because she is travelling overseas.
Graeme Wright, deputy vice-chancellor (research and development) at Curtin University told the HES in a statement the university had received a complaint about the case about a week ago.
"The matter is being investigated in line with the university's internal policies and procedures; however, the academic involved is overseas until early December," Professor Wright said.
The original paper was written by three former colleagues of the academic when they were all employed in the same centre at Curtin University.
The HES was unable to contact any of the original authors by the time of publication.
Mr Nolch said he had spoken to the author at the time she submitted the article for publication and had asked if it had been published elsewhere, to which she said no.
An anonymous tip-off to the HES noted: "The extent of the copying is such that it would not be possible to put this down to sloppy referencing, but a case of academic misconduct."
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-investigated-over-plagiarism-claims/story-e6frgcjx-1226768957046#sthash.kByG6McI.dpuf
THE publisher of a scholarly magazine has withdrawn a 2010 paper by a Curtin University academic after being alerted to what appears to be a cut and paste from another academic paper.
Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, said he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tip-off.
The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
The academic in question could not be contacted because she is travelling overseas.
Graeme Wright, deputy vice-chancellor (research and development) at Curtin University told the HES in a statement the university had received a complaint about the case about a week ago.
"The matter is being investigated in line with the university's internal policies and procedures; however, the academic involved is overseas until early December," Professor Wright said.
The original paper was written by three former colleagues of the academic when they were all employed in the same centre at Curtin University.
The HES was unable to contact any of the original authors by the time of publication.
Mr Nolch said he had spoken to the author at the time she submitted the article for publication and had asked if it had been published elsewhere, to which she said no.
An anonymous tip-off to the HES noted: "The extent of the copying is such that it would not be possible to put this down to sloppy referencing, but a case of academic misconduct."
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-investigated-over-plagiarism-claims/story-e6frgcjx-1226768957046#sthash.kByG6McI.dpuf
THE publisher of a scholarly magazine has withdrawn a 2010 paper by a Curtin University academic after being alerted to what appears to be a cut and paste from another academic paper.
Guy Nolch, the publisher of Issues, said he took down the online version of the article two weeks ago after an anonymous tip-off.
The article included several pages identical to a paper published the previous year by three fellow Curtin academics in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
The academic in question could not be contacted because she is travelling overseas.
Graeme Wright, deputy vice-chancellor (research and development) at Curtin University told the HES in a statement the university had received a complaint about the case about a week ago.
"The matter is being investigated in line with the university's internal policies and procedures; however, the academic involved is overseas until early December," Professor Wright said.
The original paper was written by three former colleagues of the academic when they were all employed in the same centre at Curtin University.
The HES was unable to contact any of the original authors by the time of publication.
Mr Nolch said he had spoken to the author at the time she submitted the article for publication and had asked if it had been published elsewhere, to which she said no.
An anonymous tip-off to the HES noted: "The extent of the copying is such that it would not be possible to put this down to sloppy referencing, but a case of academic misconduct."
- See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/academic-investigated-over-plagiarism-claims/story-e6frgcjx-1226768957046#sthash.kByG6McI.dpuf

2 comments:

  1. Don't forget that as one of the protected species at UoN you can also use data from people without their consent and publish papers using it and NOTHING will happen to you.

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  2. I know recycling is important especially when other people's research is involved at UoN.

    By the way, John Germov is about to be investigated.

    I heard the Uni has had a MASSIVE funding cut so the pigs are after your money not your respect.

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