Case 77. The Role of Editors in Dual Publication
Professor Martin is coming up for tenure and is concerned that he may not be perceived as having enough publications. He recently published an article based on original data that includes his unique and effective index for predicting criminal behavior in adolescence. Professor Jones, a criminologists and senior member in the department, is so impressed by this work that he asks Professor Martin to contribute to an edited volume on juvenile delinquency which he is currently editing. Upon receiving the manuscript, he notices how strikingly similar it is to the published journal article. It has a different title and minor stylistic changes but essentially presents the original analyses of the data with some small changes but which change (and challenge) the original findings. Professor Jones also notices that there is no acknowledgment to the prior piece.
1. What are Professor Jones' responsibilities in this
case? to Professor Martin as one of his senior colleagues? to the
edited volume? to the Department as a member of the voting faculty on
Martin's tenure case?