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Ethics - Publishing - Journalism. Open Science - Open Data - Open Access. Scholarly Communication.

Plagiarism Fight. Education.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The site of The European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) is open for you. The link:

In case the areas below are subjects of your interest

- Open Science - Open Data - Open Access
- Ethics - Publishing - Journalism
- Scholarly Communication
- Plagiarism Fight
- Education
- Other
then maybe some of the papers/articles/posts at the end of this mail could be interesting for you.

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Centrum vedecko-technickch informci SR (CVTI SR)
Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI)
Lamask cesta 8/A,
811 04 Bratislava
Phone: +421-269253206
Articles / Papers:

Open Science, Open Data, Open Access

Unpaywall finds free versions of paywalled papers. 2017
New browser plug-in/extension looks for a free version of articles behind the paywalls by searching into a vast number
repositories world-wide (5300+).

Open Research Data / Data Management Plan / FAIR Data Principles / Data Repositories in the practice
of Swiss National Science Foundation. 2017
Openness: the Opportunity, not the Threat. 2016
Comparative advantages among nations come less and less from abundant natural resources or cheap labor and increasingly
from technical innovations and the competitive use of knowledgeor from a combination of the two.

Open Access - Two Quick Guides. 2016

Portal of Openly Accessible Research Infrastructures: MERIL. 2015

access to an inventory of openly accessible research infrastructures (RIs) of more-than-national relevance in Europe across
all scientific domains, including the humanities and social sciences

Ethics - Publishing - Journalism

Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (COPE Committee on Publication Ethics). 2017
Peer reviewers play a role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. The peer review process depends to a large extent
on the trust and willing participation of the scholarly community and requires that everyone involved behaves responsibly and

Academic/scientific misconduct blog covering the whole world from prof. Debora Weber-Wulff. 2017

The Hard Currency of the Future? E T H I C S. 2017

Etika a morlka vo vede - etick kdexy v eskej republike. 2017

Ethics and Moral in Science - Ethical Codes in the Czech Republic
in Czech Language

Glossary of terms in relation to Education, Corruption, Ethics, Fraud, ... 2017

Scientific Integrity. 2017

The Issue of Ethics and Corruption in Education. 2017

Peer review and Transparency. 2017

Readers want more transparency about the peer review process - the results of the survey

Code of Ethics for Professional Journalists. 2017

Seek Truth and Report It - Minimize Harm - Act Independently - Be Accountable and Transparent
The list of Fraudulent/Deceptive/Predatory Journals. 2017
New Paid Service - Commercial Product - First experience

A set of unethical tips (50) that can be a part of academic/research misconduct. 2017

The last version of the Bealls lists. 2017

Fostering Academic Integrity through Consistent and Transparent Approaches. 2017
The themes of the conference in 2018

Inside Bealls lists. 2017
Predatory journals, the suspected predatory journals that are simultaneously indexed in Scopus. OECD countries, Czech
Republic, Slovakia

Integrity and Ethical Principles: Does Integrity Belong to Ethical Principles? 2017
Integrity is permanent application of moral and ethical principles in everyday life by a person (in personal and professional life)
or an institution. Integrity is based on moral and ethical principles, it stands above them.

Ethics in the Offside. 2016

it is getting harder to tell the difference between predatory publishers and traditional publishers

Publish at Any Cost or Return of Ethics. 2016

"Publish or perish" together with market demand and supply in the absence of morals and ethics have a "carcinogenic impact
and they infest and infect the scholarly community.

The ethical hole at the centre of publish or perish. 2016

The need to survive, the need to achieve good performance indicators and the need to receive funding sometimes result in
unacceptable publishing behaviour.

Digital Ethics Defined. 2016

A system of values and moral principles for the conduct of digital interactions among people, business and things.

Unethical Approaches to Scientific Work as Parallels to Dante's Inferno. 2016

Scientific work, ethics in relation with Dante's Inferno
Do we use technology and processes originated in the 17th century to publish research results in the 21st century? Where is
the academic publishing heading?

New Ethical Approach to Combat Widespread Corruption in Education. 2015

we are taking action to tackle corruption in education and to develop a Pan-European culture based on ethical principles:
our new Ethics in Education Platform (ETINED)

ETICO: a resource platform on ethics and corruption in education. 2015

ETICO is the initiative of the UNESCOs International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).

ETINED Launched. 2015

The Council of Europe has launched at the Charles University (Prague) a new platform to fight corruption in education

The Occurrence of the Terms "akademick etika and akademick integrita" (academic ethics and
academic integrity) in Texts on the Internet and in the Media. 2013
Slovakia: the occurrence of texts about academic ethics and academic integrity and shows that these terms are infrequent in
the society and it is likely that knowledge of these terms and their meaning in the society is low

Scholarly Communication
A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st century: The Vienna Principles. 2016

Fight against Plagiarism

Plagiarism, the Similarity Index and Zero Tolerance for Plagiarism
Some higher education institutions defined limits for the similarity index. If the limit is exceeded, the work is not accepted. Is it
the right policy? I do not think so. Why? This approach tolerates plagiarism.

Plagiarism in Connection with the Evolution, Genetics, Yeasts, Co-Workers, Cheaters, Altruists,
Equilibrium, Enemies, Horror and the Hole in the Glass

Plagiarism in the Dissertations and Scientific Publications in Russia

The Doctorates Factory or Ph.D. Plagiarism Plague or SOS from Romania

Is Your Plagiarism Detection System "Intelligent"?

Pan-European Repository of Theses and Dissertations and Pan-European Plagiarism Detection. 2017, pp. 199-207



The Path to an Award-Winning Antiplagiarism System for Higher Education Institutions. 2013

ANTIPLAG: plagiarism detection system. 2013


Slovak Response to Plagiarism and Related Matters. 2013
Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education Across Europe (IPPHEAE). 2013

A national system to prevent plagiarism is working. 2012

Centralised National Corpus of Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2012,_Kravjar_and_Du_kov_.pdf



Nationwide (centralized) plagiarism fight at higher education institutions => in operation since 2010

Plagiarism is a phenomenon that existed in the past, exists today and will exist in the future. Slovakia
with its population of 5.4 million is confronted with theses and dissertation plagiarism like other
countries. The rapid growth in the number of higher education institutions and students, the ICT and
internet penetration growth plus low copyright and intellectual property rights awareness in our country
before the year 2010 (especially after the year 1989) contributed to the expansion of plagiarism - an
unwanted kind of creativity. And there was an inherent lack of systemic action, which would be a
barrier for its future growth.

We have witnessed and participated at the unique steps that were done. We prepared, implemented
these steps and we are operating the system today. The nationwide implementation of the SK ANTIPLAG
system is unique not only in the European but also in the world-wide point of view. The system has
three closely cooperating parts: central repository of theses and dissertations, plagiarism detection
system and comparative corpus.

The quality of education and research today will form the quality of lives of our nations in the future.
Maybe the information contained in this mail will be a little bit interesting for you. It shows the impact
of the implementation of centralized (nationwide) repository of theses and dissertations together with
centralized (nationwide) anti-plagiarism system at higher education institutions. And there are the links
speaking about the process of building a nationwide barrier against the spread of plagiarism at higher
education institutions. It is unique and unprecedented solution that bears fruit (more details see below).

Technology is not a panacea. But it helps.

Would you be so kind to forward this mail to people who might be interested? Many thanks in advance.

I beg your pardon in case you are already familiar with this information.

International research project Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education Accross Europe
(IPPHEAE, EU funded, 2010-2013 carried out a survey in all EU countries. Country reports for 27 EU
countries are accessible on the internet site In the report Plagiarism
Policies in Slovakia you can read this (

There were some notable differences between the Slovak surveys and the EU average. Almost
all Slovak students (99 %!) become aware of plagiarism before or during their bachelor studies.
The EU average shows that 20% of students become aware of plagiarism during their
masters/PhD degree or are still not sure about it.

" ... Slovak students are the most aware of plagiarism among all EU countries"

"The most outstanding example of good practice is definitely the existence of national
repository of theses. As it is run centrally and universities are obliged to upload their theses,
students from all institutions have theoretically the same conditions. The other aspect is that
the software tool provides just a protocol for matching with other sources. The decision about
whether a given case is plagiarism or not lies with teachers and/or the examination committee
and these may not always follow the same procedures."

"Compared to other countries, Slovakia should be praised for its achievements. And it already
was: The European Commission has awarded the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical
Information the European Prize for Innovation in Public Administration."

"The responses from Slovak students demonstrated the highest level of understanding about
plagiarism within the whole Europe. Their unwillingness (in comparison with other countries) to
receive more training on plagiarism is therefore understandable. The research team of the
IPPHEAE project would also like to praise Slovakia for existence of national repository of theses
and built-in plagiarism detection tools."

Centrum vedecko-technickch informci SR (in English: The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical
Information is directly managed by Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport) is the operator
of nationwide Central Repository of Theses and Dissertations and nationwide Plagiarism Detection
System since 2010 ( All Slovak higher education institutions
are obligatory users of both systems. Five types of theses are collected in the Central Repository -
bachelors, masters, dissertation, rigorous1 and habilitation2 theses. We are ready to share our

How to Touch the Future? 2016

Education as Competitive Paradigm. 2015

The main characteristics of Finlands economic development in the 20 years leading up to the worldwide economic crisis in
2008 were radical increases in intangible investments (education, RDI, and the organization of work) and comprehensive
building of the national base of knowledge.

A great theater for nature and hiking lovers. 2017
Unforgettable, beautiful ... gorges, plateaus, canyons, caves, waterfalls ... Visit once and you will come back again. National Park
Slovak Paradise (Slovensk raj)

Thomas Jefferson's Warning Message. 2016

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. 2016

"... our never-ending appetite for economic 'growth' has become unsustainable'and, a misguided end goal ..."

A rigorous thesis or small doctorate can be received by a person with a masters degree. It requires that a candidate passes
rigorous examination and defends his/her rigorous thesis; rigorous thesis is less valuable than dissertation; it is closer to master
thesis than to dissertation.
A prerequisite for the granting of the scientific-pedagogical degree docent (assistant professor) is a PhD title, a habilitation
lecture, and submission and defense of the habilitation thesis.
The technologies that will change the world over the next 15 years. 2016
The technologies will transform the near future, for better and for worse.

The Gap between Rich and Poor. 2016

Inequality is bad and getting worse.

The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. 2015

"Just as we love our children, we should love free markets; but as with our children, it would be a mistake to think that they can
do no wrong."

The 4th Industrial Revolution. 2016

The interplay between fields like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, brain research, 3D-printing, mobile networks and
computing will create realities that were previously unthinkable.

Poverty, Inequality, Basic Income. 2016

"The idea of a basic income for every person has been popping up regularly in recent years.

Are you interested in innovations in public sector? 2015

OECD is maintainig database of innovations in public sector: Observatory of Public Sector Innovations.

Digital Mindset. 2015

we also need to develop a DQ, a digital quotient where strategy, culture, people and capabilities converge.