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  PAIR Confab tackles plagiarism  
  Post by: Jerwin M. Lasin | 8/27/2013 10:38:55 AM  

  A three-day conference on plagiarism and predatory journals and training on academic publishing sponsored by Philippine Association of Institutions for Research (PAIR) was attended by Joe Macatangay, DLSL Research and Publications Officer and Dr. Edgar Allan Castro, faculty member of CBEAM. The conference was held at N-Hotel Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City.

With the theme "Plagiarism and Academic Publishing Towards Greater Accountability for Quality of Scientific Publications," each day of the conference focused on topics such as: Academic Plagiarism, Academic Publishing and Journal Management.

The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Roberto Padua, Vice Chair, Technical Working Group of CHED Journal Accreditation Service and Dr. Isagani Cruz, president of Manila Times College who gave the keynote address and plenary respectively.

Lectures, workshops and presentations of multidisciplinary research were also featured during the conference which was attended by around 150 participants mostly faculty researchers from different schools and universities in the Philippines.

In the video conference, Dr. Padua stressed that professionalism, intellectual honesty and a real sense of commitment are the hallmarks of true scholars thats why a solution is to be found for predatory publishing.

"Any thought or version of Shakespeares "To be or not to be" is plagiarism," said Dr. Cruz.

According to Dr. Genaro Japos, IAMURE president, plagiarism is easy to define if the school would use a software that will detect any attempt to copy the work of others.