History Journal Editors Ponder How to Deal With Plagiarism

When the American Historical Association officially quit adjudicating cases of plagiarism by historians in 2003, many observers were eager to see just how the association would make good on its promised alternatives, including efforts to educate members about plagiarism and the proposal of new professional standards.

The association's decision was controversial, in part because of a number of well-publicized incidents involving prominent historians (including Doris Kearns