Plagiarism is Everywhere: Detecting and Reporting Plagiarism in Predatory Journals
Jeffrey Beall’s Keynote speech about the current state pf predatory journals and publishers in the context of plagiarism and intellectual property theft.
Speech at 3rd international conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond 2017 (24th-26th May 2017, Brno, Czech Republic).
Length: 35 minutes
This presentation will describe the current state pf predatory journals and publishers
in the context of plagiarism and intellectual property theft. With author-pays open-access,
authors become the publishers’ customers, a relationship that disincentivizes the detection
and rejection of plagiarized scholarly manuscripts. The talk will also describe new methods of
defeating plagiarism detection – such as article spinning – and will critically analyze methods of
detecting plagiarism. It’ll also examine the risky, thankless, and generally futile task of reporting
plagiarism. The stigma associated with plagiarism seems to have decreased, perhaps signaling a
cultural change, as higher education institutions continue to grant credit for work published in
predatory journals, including plagiarized work.
Beal, J. (2017). Plagiarism is Everywhere: Detecting and Reporting Plagiarism in Predatory Journals and Other Publications. In Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond – Conference Proceedings (pp. 8-8). Brno: Mendel University.