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Plagiarism Sleuths

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Science  22 May 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5930, pp. 1004-1007
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_1004

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  • "Duplicates" for the Many Audiences of Science

    The News Focus article "Plagiarism sleuths" (J. Couzin-Frankel, J. Grom, 22 May 2009, p. 1004) seems so obsessed with the so-called "moral" aspect of duplicates—too often mixed up and conflated with real plagiarism—that it completely misses a crucial aspect of the process of publication: the targeted audience. In many cases, duplicates address different audiences interested in a particular aspect of research that has already be...

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