Eighty-two cases of offspring named as co-authors in South Korea

(29 January 2018) Some 82 cases of professors listing their secondary school offspring as co-authors in academic papers have been unearthed by an investigation by South Korea’s ministry of education, writes Aimee Chung.

The discovery has prompted referrals to ethics committees at 29 universities – including some of the country’s top institutions – where the practice stretching back 10 years was uncovered.

It could lead to disciplinary action in some cases, under Korea’s strict research misconduct laws which cover author attribution of research papers.

University World News has the details.