Text recycling occurs more often than we expected in Dutch science. Up to one in seven papers in Dutch economics contain problematic degrees of text re-use (i.e. more than 10% of the text, with no references to the original, excluding references). Text recycling occurs more often among productive authors, papers with fewer co-authors, and in journals without clear anti-recycling guidelines.
The paper is to appear in an upcoming theme issue for Research Policy, but is available online, open access.
Horbach, S., & Halffman, W. (2017 – in print). The extent and causes of academic text recycling or ‘self-plagiarism’. Research Policy. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2017.09.004.
Here is an overview of the media attention for this paper.
Now that policy preparation has finished the report I wrote with Ad Ragas on uncertainties in policy for new and emerging hazards was sent to the Dutch Parliament.
What drives biodiversity citizen scientists? Results of a survey among more than 2000 (!) Dutch field biology enthusiasts show that protecting and learning about nature is a prevailing motivation, much more than fun get togethers. If you were planning to work with citizen scientists, you’d better understand that they are serious about it.
Ganzevoort, W., Van den Born, R., Halffman, W., & Turnhout, S. (2017). Sharing biodiversity data: citizen scientists’ concerns and motivations. Biodiversity and Conservation. doi:10.1007/s10531-017-1391-z (Open Access).
We are getting together to discuss research integrity in Bonn, February 2018, with ethicists, social scientists, criminologists, philosophers, lawyers, policy makers, scientists, publishers, and a whole bunch other people interested in research integrity.
Hosted by the EU Printeger project, which I coordinate together with Hub Zwart.