Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Plagiarism by Korean scientists
Updated Jan.4,2004 20:07 KSTPlagiarism Findings Giving Korean Scientists a Black Eye
The Korean scientific community is in a funk, after the science magazine Nature revealed that plagiarism by a Korean materials scientist.
In its first issue of 2004, Nature said that Park Yung, who received his doctorate from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist) and who worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, committed forgery in at least eight academic papers from 1997 to 2001.
In addition, three Korean professors were found to have committed plagiarism by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Magazine in 2001. An official at Kaist said that it is an act very disgraceful in terms of scholarly conscience. He also pointed out that the current system that judges scholars only by the number of publications should be changed. (Paik Seung-jae, firstname.lastname@example.org )
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South Korea is cribbing off many things from foreign countries, what's more, the trouble with Koreans is that they always assume the authors without respect.
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