“Scholarship itself has an implied ethics, but perhaps implied isn’t enough; it needs to be the ethics of an open but a shared space.”
Kathleen Blake Yancey (2008, p.168), Beyond Plagiarism

Group plagiarism, binge writing, source inflation, gratuitous authorship, and ghost translations – like it or not, these are some of the ethical dilemmas we face as authors, and co-authors, when writing for publication. This website is dedicated to raising questions, finding answers, and exploring ethics for authors in an open and shared space. Whether you are a student, researcher, faculty, or administrator, we invite you to join the conversation in pursuit of best practices for research and academic writers. How we treat our sources, our readers, and our peers speaks volumes of who we are in a community of scholars.


Yancey, K.B. (2008). Beyond plagiarism. In R.M. Howard and A.E.

Robillard (Eds.) Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities,

Contexts, and Pedagogies, 158-170. Portsmouth, NH:

Boynton/Cook Publishers.