Ryerson prof seeks tougher penalties for Iranian academics who plagiarized his work

February 14, 2012

A Ryerson professor wants harsher punishment for a pair of Iranian academics who plagiarized his work. The professor was shocked to see a "carbon copy" of a research paper he wrote for a conference in 2004 republished 4 years later in the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications. The professor reported the plagiarized work to the journal, whose editorial board told the Iranian professors they were banned from submitting work for 3 years, and that their paper had been "withdrawn." The punishment does not fit the crime, say a student and a colleague of the Ryerson professor. Toronto Star