Academic integrity - supervisors publishing student work 

A supervisor requests delays for the publication of their students theses in our publicly available institutional repository so that they can publish a paper based on the thesis.

They use the same title as the thesis. They do not cite or mention the thesis in the paper. The student gets a co-author credit.

Academic integrity - supervisors publishing student work 

I raised a concern on two fronts:

1. Using exactly the same title leads to confusion in academic search systems like Google Scholar that often end up thinking the thesis and the paper are the same thing--which they are clearly not.

2. Our students do not appear to be getting appropriate credit for the work they've done. Getting credit for your research is the foundation of academia and academic publishing.

Am I overreacting?


Academic integrity - supervisors publishing student work 

@dbs This doesn’t seem like an overreaction to me. Your point #2 should be a much bigger deal to everyone involved. With all of the talk in academia about “social justice,” “de-colonization,” etc. it seems pretty un-self-aware (at best) to pull this kind of BS.

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