Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301
In 1979 Miguel Roig received his B.A with a double major in
Psychology and Philosophy from Jersey City State College (now The
New Jersey City University). Subsequently, he enrolled in the
General Experimental Psychology program at St. John’s University
receiving his M.A. degree in 1981. From St. John’s, Miguel went on
to study at the Newark campus of Rutgers University and received
his Ph.D. in Cognitive Studies in 1989. During that time, he also
taught psychology at various institutions in the New York/New
Jersey metropolitan area and also worked as a Tests and Measurement
Specialist for the New York City Department of Personnel from 1984
to 1987. He re-joined the St. John’s family as a faculty member in
Miguel has carried out research with his students in the area of
academic dishonesty with an emphasis on student plagiarism. That
work led him to investigate the problem of plagiarism, as well as
other unethical writing practices, in scholarly and scientific
writing. His current research interests also include the general
area of authorship and related issues that fall within the scope of
responsible research conduct.
Roig, M. (2007). Some reflections on plagiarism: the problem of
paraphrasing in the sciences. European Science Editor,
Roig, M. (2008). Avoiding those little inadvertent lies when
writing papers. Eye on Psi Chi, Winter.
Roig, M. (2008). The culture of mistrust is already with us.
Write Stuff: The Journal for European Medical Writers, 17,
Roig, M. (2008). The debate on self-plagiarism: inquisitional
science or high standards of scholarship. Journal of Cognitive and
Behavioral Psychotherapies, 8 (2), 245-258.
Roig, M. (2008). Reply to David’s “Science as Schrödinger’s
cat”. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies,
8 (2), 263-267.
Roig, M. (2009). Plagiarism: Consider the context (letter to the
editor). Science, 325 (5942), 813-814.
Roig, M. (2010). Plagiarism: An ounce of prevention … ASQ
Higher Education Brief June 2010.
Roig, M. (2010). Plagiarism and self-plagiarism: What every
author should know. Biochemia Medica, 20 (3). In