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Text recycling: Views of North American journal editors from an interview-based study

dc.contributor.author Moskovitz, Cary
dc.contributor.author Pemberton, M
dc.contributor.author Hall, S
dc.contributor.author Anson, CM
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-27T13:36:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-27T13:36:10Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-01
dc.identifier.issn 0953-1513
dc.identifier.issn 1741-4857
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/19339
dc.description.abstract © 2019 The Author(s).Learned Publishing © 2019 ALPSP. Over the past decade, text recycling (TR; AKA ‘self-plagiarism’) has become a visible and somewhat contentious practice, particularly in the realm of journal articles. While growing numbers of publishers are writing editorials and formulating guidelines on TR, little is known about how editors view the practice or how they respond to it. We present results from an interview-based study of 21 North American journal editors from a broad range of academic disciplines. Our findings show that editors' beliefs and practices are quite individualized rather than being tied to disciplinary or other structural parameters. While none of our participants supported the use of large amounts of recycled material from one journal article to another, some editors were staunchly against any use of recycled material, while others were accepting of the practice in certain circumstances. Issues of originality, the challenges of rewriting text, the varied circulation of texts, and abiding by copyright law were prominent themes as editors discussed their approaches to TR. Overall, the interviews showed that many editors have not thought systematically about the practice of TR, and they sometimes have trouble aligning their beliefs and practices.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Learned Publishing
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1002/leap.1259
dc.title Text recycling: Views of North American journal editors from an interview-based study
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Moskovitz, Cary|0275480
dc.date.updated 2019-09-27T13:36:08Z
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Thompson Writing Program
pubs.publication-status Published


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