KU censures retired scientist accused of plagiarism
- Kansas University censured former Kansas Geological Survey senior scientist Marios Sophocleous, who earned a masters from KU in 1973, due to allegations of plagiarism.
- The hydrology scientist's alleged scholarly misconduct took place from 2000 to 2012 and involves plagiarism and self-plagiarism in seven journal articles in the journals Ground Water, Hydrology Journal, Natural Resources Research and Journal of Hydrology that allegedly.
- Sophocleous also worked as an editor for the latter three journals at various times.
Sophocleous retired from the KGS this year after three decades and says he didn't plagiarize his work or anyone else's, arguing that he properly referenced all sources. He even says that several of the people he's accused of plagiarizing read drafts of his work prior to publication and complimented the work. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited almost 3,500 times. Neither KU nor the KGS are commenting.
- Lawrence Journal-World Former KGS senior scientist censured for allegations of plagiarism
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