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Alberta University medical dean resigns after students detect plagiarism in his speech

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d4038 (Published 27 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4038

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Scholars should pay attention to scientific ethics in every aspects of their academic activities

To be honest,I previously think that scientific misconducts only
involve formal publications such as those published in peer-reviewed
journals or meeting proceedings.The case of dean Baker let me know that in
facts,we must observe scientific ethics in every aspects of our academic
activities such as even in an oral speech.The case of dean Baker is a
personal misfortune but it is valuable to educate and remind of the whole
scientific community to adhere to the scientific ethics in every aspects
of their academic activities.

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 June 2011
Wen Qianjun
physician
Chen Mingliang ,physician
Guiyang Medical University,China