M.V. Dougherty: Correcting the Scholarly Record for Research Integrity: In the Aftermath of Plagiarism, Volume 6 of Research Ethics Forum

Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2018, 248 pp, Hardcover, $109.99, ISBN 978-3-319-99434-5
  • Mark FoxEmail author

Much of what is written about plagiarism is in academic journals (e.g., the works of Benjamin Martin, the editor of Research Policy). Several books have tackled plagiarism from various perspectives (notably [1, 2, 3]). Dr. Michael Dougherty’s recently published book provides useful frameworks for thinking about correcting the scholarly record once plagiarism has occurred. Dougherty is Professor and Sr. Ruth Caspar Chair in Philosophy at Ohio Dominican University. Dougherty’s focus is the humanities and, most notably, his numerous whistleblowing efforts in the philosophy discipline. The focus on correcting the scholarly record from the perspective of an experienced whistleblower makes Dougherty’s book particularly insightful and useful.

Next, I highlight what I believe are some the most noteworthy aspects of Dougherty’s book:

Dougherty creates a definition of the scholarly record. This is useful as understanding the scope of the scholarly record is necessary when considering how...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judd Leighton School of Business and EconomicsSouth BendUSA

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