Miguel Roig


Miguel Roig received his B.A in 1979 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 1989.

Research Interests:

Miguel has carried out research with his students in the areas of academic and research integrity with a special focus on the problem of plagiarism in the sciences. His current interests include related issues in responsible writing and authorship, as well as in other areas of publication ethics.  

Recent Publications:

Roig, M. (2017). Comment on Cary Moskovitz’ “Text recycling in health sciences literature: A
rhetorical perspective”. Research Integrity and Peer Review, 2, 2. Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41073-017-0026-y.

Roig, M. (2016). An exploratory content analysis of ‘Expressions of Concern’. Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity. Research Integrity and Peer Review, 1 Suppl 1.
Available at: https://researchintegrityjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41073-016-0012-9.

Roig, M. (2016). On recycling our work in the digital age. In Bretag T (Ed). Handbook of Academic
, SpringerReference, DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-079-7_15-1.

Vasconcelos, S. M. and Roig, M. (2015). Prior publication and redundancy in contemporary science: Are authors and editors at the crossroads? Science and Engineering Ethics, 21(5), 1367-1378. (see erratum: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11948-014-9610-4).

Roig, M. (2014). On Reusing Our Previously Disseminated Work. Professional Ethics Report, 27(4), 4-5. Available at http://www.aaas.org/sites/default/files/reports/PER%20FALL_2014.pdf.

Roig, M. (2014). Critical issues in the teaching of responsible writing. Journal of Microbiology and biology                 education, 15(2), 103-10.

Roig, M. (2014). Journal editorials on plagiarism: What is the message? European Science Editing, 40, 58-59.

Roig, M. (2014). Yes, it’s plagiarism, but it’s complicated (invited editorial). Anesthesia and Analgesia, 118(1), 5-7.

Roig, M. (2013). Scholarly vs. research misconduct [Letter to the editor]. European Science Editing, 39(2), 55.

Roig, M. (2012). Training Module: Avoiding Plagiarism, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp?

Roig, M. (2012). Editorial: Avoiding unethical writing practices. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 50, 3385–3387.

Roig, M. (2012, January 5th). Teach students to paraphrase (comment). Nature, 481, 23.

Roig, M. (2011). On text reuse and the scholarship of science. European Science Editor, 37(3), 73-76.

Roig, M. (2011). On plagiarism, laziness, and scholarship (letter to the editor). European Science Editor, 37(3), 85.

Roig, M. (2010). Plagiarism and self-plagiarism: What every author should know. Biochemia Medica, 20(3), 295-300. Available at: http://www.biochemia-medica.com/content/plagiarism-and-self-plagiarism-what-every-author-should-know.

 Roig, M. (2010). Plagiarism: An ounce of prevention …  ASQ Higher Education Brief June 2010, Available at: http://asq.org/edu/2010/06/continuous-improvement/plagiarism-an-ounce-of-prevention-.html?shl=100704.