Individual and Institutional Responses to Staff Plagiarism

Individual and Institutional Responses to Staff Plagiarism

Carmel McNaught (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch051
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Abstract

The ‘publish or perish’ syndrome is often mentioned. However, we are now seeing cases of ‘publish and perish’, speaking from an ethical standpoint. The pressures on academics to increase their research publications come from within universities and also externally from government higher education funding bodies. There are also pressures on universities to portray their own academic staff as being scrupulously honest, and this can lead to the protection of academics who plagiarize.

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