Colloquium # 270

Dissemination of research results: Can we fight being plagiarised?

By Prof. Praveen Chaddah
Ex-Director of the UGC-DAE Consortium

Friday, Apr 3rd 2017 at 3:30 PM
Seminar Hall.

We shall consider academically acceptable and essential methods of disseminating non-patentable research, like formal seminars, conferences (with and without published proceedings), preprint libraries, and journals of varying impact factors. We shall discuss, with examples, various pitfalls in persisting with attempts to publish in high impact factor journals. We shall highlight the need to disseminate with high visibility, ensuring rightful priority so that our researchers cannot be made victims of idea-plagiarism. We shall discuss issues specific to path-breaking (in contrast to incremental) research, and propose precautions (as specific to conferences) for ensuring credit.

About the speaker

Praveen Chaddah did research at the Department of Atomic Energy for about forty years, and was designated Outstanding Scientist from 2007 till his retirement in 2013. He was the Director of the UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research during 2005-2013, where he enabled the setting up of internationally competitive experimental facilities that were utilized by researchers from universities and institutes across India. He has over 200 research publications in journals. He has also written on issues related to plagiarism. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India, and Member of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials.