a new online scholarly journal. Here's the call for papers:

Areas of Research Represented: Call for Papers

A refereed online journal, Plagiary features research articles and reports addressing general and specific issues related to plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification. Authors are invited to submit papers for publications consideration in the following areas:

Discipline specific misconduct (i.e. journalism, history, science . . .)

Controversial decisions and pending decisions/litigation

Historical instances and views

Development of modern conventions for referencing and source acknowledgement

Popular genres of discourse

Literary traditions and conceptualizations of plagiarism

Legal issues (i.e. copyright infringement, federal regulations)

Case studies (modern or historical; inter-/intra-lingual)

Plagiarism/fraud detection and prevention

Pedagogical approaches and student perspectives at the university level (cheating & academic integrity)

Technical reports on related phenomena (i.e. cryptomnesia)

Correlations of plagiary with other forms of fraudulent behavior and scholarly misconduct

Other topics of clear relevance to the study of plagiary, fabrication, and falsification (i.e. mimicry, parody, forgery . . . )

Book reviews

Responses to published articles

Launch Date: January 2006. Papers accepted for publications consideration on an ongoing basis. Initial queries to the Editor are welcome.

Here are the current articles (links to the full text here):
Cases of Plagiarism Handled by the United States Office of Research Integrity 1992-2005, by Alan Price

The Google Library Project: Both Sides of the Story, by Jonathan Band

Copy This! A Historical Perspective On the Use of the Photocopier in Art, by John A. Walker

On Campus: Author Discusses the "Cheating Culture" With College Students, by David Callahan Plagiarism Is Easy, but Also Easy To Detect, by Caroline Lyon, Ruth Barrett and James Malcolm

Bureaucratic Plagiarism, by Gavin Moodie

A Case of "Gray Plagiarism" From the History of the History of Computing, by Michael Davis

Love and Madness: A Forgery Too True, by Ellen Lévy

Did the U.S. Army Distribute Smallpox Blankets to Indians? Fabrication and Falsification in Ward Churchill's Genocide Rhetoric, by Thomas Brown

Thanks to Jim Paine for the pointer.

David M. Nieporent (www):
Hey! I already published that!
8.8.2006 7:34pm
Will they accept cribs of old Tom Lehrer songs about non-Euclidian geometers?
8.8.2006 8:13pm
elChato (mail):
Cool. The identifiers of plagiarism often suffer worse fates than the plagiarists they out, at least when the plagiarist is a popular figure.
8.8.2006 8:43pm
How about a journal for plagiarized papers only?
8.8.2006 11:14pm
Hey! I already published that! Plus, I wonder if they will they accept cribs of old Tom Lehrer songs. The identifiers of plagiarism often suffer worse fates than the plagiarists they out, at least when the plagiarist is a popular figure.

Joe Biden
8.9.2006 2:11am
Mary Katherine Day-Petrano (mail):
What is "cryptomnesia?"
8.9.2006 4:42am
Richard Bellamy (mail):
Cryptomnesia is accidental plagiarism -- thinking it's your idea when in fact you forgot where you really heard it.

Hellen Keller read (or "read") a book as a child, and then years later wrote a story that was nearly identical. She had honestly forgotten the earlier story, but it was there somewhere in her memory.

I wonder how many of our "original" ideas are just forgotten ideas that we heard when we were eleven years old. Probably more than you think.
8.9.2006 11:20am
This is excellent! Finally a place to publish some papers I wrote:

Plagiarism Cases Handled by the United States Office of Research Integrity from 1992 to 2005, by DJR

Both Sides of the Google Library Project Story, by DJR

Xerox This! A Historical Analysis of the Use of the Xerox Machine in Art, by DJR

College Students' view of the "Cheating Culture," by DJR

Plagiarism Is Not Difficult, but Also Not Difficult To Detect, by DJR.

The Real Bureaucratic Plagiarism, by DJR

A Case of Plagiarism From the History of the History of Computing, by DJR

A Too True Forgery: Love and Madness, by DJR

The U.S. Army Distributed Smallpox Blankets to Indians, or Did It? Ward Churchill's Falsified Genocide Rhetoric, by DJR
8.9.2006 11:29am
Clayton E. Cramer (mail) (www):
When my wife started teaching at a community college, one of the papers a student turned in seemed, shall we say, a bit above his level. Sure enough, we searched the web, and found the paper immediately. Here's where it gets weird: the paper was attached to a professor complaining that a student had just turned in this plagiarized paper.
8.9.2006 12:35pm
Tracy Johnson (www):
I wonder if the following fits under the category of "Bureaucratic Plagiarism" ? Basically the military (Army in this article) can copy just about anything it wants for "Intelligence Purposes."

The 6th item in it's table of contents.
8.10.2006 10:13am
Mary Katherine Day-Petrano (mail):
"Cryptomnesia." Thanks, RB. The thing is, plagarism by definition implies a person actually read and copied something. I have a hard time with the accusations against Hellen Keller (which I did read about some time ago), because the sign language she used does not accurately translate to what someone would read on a written page. I regarded the Hellen Keller thing as just another disability attack on someone who overcame the public's stereotypes about what her place in life *should be*.

On another note, this thread is remarkably Homeland Security-esque.
8.11.2006 6:12pm
Mary Katherine Day-Petrano (mail):
I wanted to add, on this subject, however, is the remarkable case the Florida Judicial Qualification Commission brought against Hillsborough (13th Judicial Circuit of Florida) Circuit Judge Gregory Holder. A fascinating read. I don't think anyone who kept up with the developments in that case believed the charge against Judge Holder, and fortunately for him, justice prevailed.
8.11.2006 6:16pm