On reproducing someone’s results…

It’s a good idea to try to reproduce someone else’s results. But when doing so, it’s important to give credit to the original authors, by making appropriate citations.

It’s not a good idea to copy someone else’s article, only changing the author list, and submitting it to another conference/journal. I’m glad to see IEEE takes appropriate measures when such a thing happens. And I am still amazed it actually happened…

One thought on “On reproducing someone’s results…

  1. Ian Foster

    That happened to me once, it was quite odd to see a version of my article that was word-for-word identical but with just the author names changed.

    In the example above, there is a certain ironic quality given the topic of the paper!

    Nice work on this blog.

    Regards — Ian.


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