Plagiarizing Names?

2 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2020

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Mario Biagioli

University of California -- Los Angeles

Date Written: January 3, 2019


A new trend in scientific misconduct involves listing fake coauthors on one’s publication. I trace some of the incentives behind faking coauthors, using them to highlight important changes in global science publishing like the increasingly important source of credibility provided by institutional affiliations, which may begin to function like ‘brands’.

Keywords: plagiarism, coauthorship, collaboration, brands, authorship

Suggested Citation

Biagioli, Mario, Plagiarizing Names? (January 3, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Mario Biagioli (Contact Author)

University of California -- Los Angeles ( email )

UCLA School of Law
385 Charles Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA CA 90095
United States

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