nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2015‒04‒19
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. The Experience of the RePEc Plagiarism Committee in Economics By Zimmermann, Christian

  1. By: Zimmermann, Christian (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
    Abstract: RePEc is an open bibliography project driven entirely by volunteers and without a budget. It was created to enhance the dissemination of research in economics by making it more accessible to authors, publishers, and readers: 1800 publishers participate in this initiative, and 44000 authors are registered. Some of those authors became frustrated when their work was plagiarized and no action was taken. Many have asked whether RePEc could take action. The RePEc Plagiarism Committee was created to respond to this request. Because RePEc has no enforcement power, it can only “name and shame” verified offenders. This essay discusses the experience over the first years of the Committee.
    Keywords: Plagiarism; academic literature; naming and shaming; economics
    JEL: A13 A14
    Date: 2015–04–01

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