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Optical Engineering

Editorial, Forum and Book Reviews
Author(s): H. J. Caulfield
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Paper Abstract

I address myself to one of the greatest joys that befalls an editor and also to one of the greatest sadnesses. One of my great joys is the privilege of sharing my concerns as editor with my colleagues who edit other journals (John Howard of Applied Optics, Joe Goodman of the Journal of the Optical Society of America, etc.). Unfortunately, one of the concerns we have to share is a source of my greatest sadness as editor. For lack of a suitably comprehensive term, I use the term "journal gamesmanship." Journal gamesmanship is the fine and well-developed art of seeking inappropriate credit for oneself via publication in a technical or scientific journal. This can mean anything from overt plagiarism to deliberately inaccurate citations. If you are shocked that such things occur, III am pleased with your innocence. Even if you are not shocked, I hope to make you, aware of the many forms in which this unfortunate and ugly game can be and is played.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1982
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(2) 212375 doi: 10.1117/12.7972880
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 2
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H. J. Caulfield, Editor (United States)


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