Top Blogs on Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a pervasive issue within the academic and the business world. But also in politics, plagiarism plays a big role exposing politician’s dishonesty and questioning their credibility. The most recent case revolved around the plagiarism scandal of Germany’s defense minister, who allegedly plagiarized many parts of her dissertation. Teachers, professors, and people who value unique content can find a number of blogs on plagiarism. However, not many are credible. PlagScan conducted a list with the most informative plagiarism blogs on the web.
- Retractionwatch (US, English)
Retractionwatch is a cooperation of journalists, who are dedicated to inform the general public about the broad field of scientific integrity, academic written work and content uniqueness. It has been a renowned platform for teachers, professors and others who use the site as a resource foundation for case studies and essential readings on academic and scientific fields.
- Plagiarism Today (US, English)
Webmasters and copyright holders will find Plagiarism Today (PT) particularly interesting. The website discusses the issue of online plagiarism and how to avoid it. PT also discusses legal issues such as the DMCA and copyright laws, but is not considered a legal blog. The platform’s main goals are to increase awareness, to reduce plagiarism and to inform how to protect content in order to create a plagiarism-free society.
- Blog Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff (Germany, English)
The renowned plagiarism researcher Debora Weber-Wulff, a German professor, has been discovering the issues and backgrounds of plagiarism since 2002. She is an active member of the “Computing and Ethics” group of the German computing society, GI, and involved in the VroniPlag Wiki. She also leads the German “Portal Plagiat,” testing plagiarism detection software on a regular basis.
- Hello Essay (US, English)
Even though Hello Essay’s blog does not discuss plagiarism in a too detailed way, this blog gives strong advice on how to write essays, papers and applications in an academic way. It lists common mistakes and how to avoid them. The blog is mainly targeted toward students, but can be of helpful advice for any writer.
- The Plagiarism Resource Site (US, English)
The Plagiarism Resource Site is an outdated blog, which hasn’t been updated since 2014. However, it is an in depth resource site, which defines plagiarism and provides philosophical discussions toward the topic. The owner of the blog is Lou Bloomfield, a physics professor at the University of Virginia, who initially shared his experiences with plagiarizing students in his classes.
- List of plagiarism cases (Wikipedia collective, English)
Even though WIkipedia does not count as an official credible source, readers can easily access a list of previous plagiarism incidents on the website.
The internet offers a great amount of further informative plagiarism blogs, revolving around the security of unique content, academic resources and the education on plagiarism incidents. Please let us now if you know of an other credible blog discussing the issues of plagiarism, and we will include it in our list.
That is it. – Upcoming: Blogs in Spanish and German language.
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