Publisher drops claim of plagiarism

UK“A Greek academic has succeeded in getting a UK journal to nullify two accusations that he plagiarised work, following what is understood to be a threat of legal action. The case concerns two papers by Christos Negakis, associate professor in the department of accounting and finance at the University of Macedonia in Greece, which appeared in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Managerial Finance, published by the UK-based Emerald Publishing Group, in 2005 and 2006. Following their publication, Emerald issued statements suggesting that both contained ‘substantial passages’ of plagiarised text, and said it would not accept any further submissions from the author …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 8 October]

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