The Experience of the Repec Plagiarism Committee in Economics

8 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2015 Last revised: 3 Jan 2019

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Christian Zimmermann

Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 2015-04-01

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 Classification: A13, A14

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Christian, The Experience of the Repec Plagiarism Committee in Economics (2015-04-01). FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2015-8. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2646147

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