Thompson Writing Program, Duke University

Brief C.V.


Moskovitz, C. Beyond “See Figure 1”: A Heuristic for Writing about Figures and Tables.  Journal of College Science Teaching. Forthcoming.

Moskovitz, C. Text Recycling in Chemistry Research: The Need for Clear and Consistent Guidelines. Chapter in International Ethics in Chemistry: Developing Common Values Across Cultures, edited by Susan M. Schelble and Kelly M. Elkins. American Chemical Society. 2021.

Cary Moskovitz. Standardizing terminology for text recycling in research writing. Learned Publishing, 34(3), July 2021.

Cary Moskovitz and Aaron Colton. iThenticate, self-plagiarism, and fraud: a complicated relationship. Inside Higher Ed, March 5, 2021.

Ian Anson & Cary Moskovitz. Text recycling in STEM: A text-analytic study of recent NSF-sponsored research reports. Accountability in Research, November 2020.

Chris Anson, Susanne Hall, Michael A. Pemberton & Cary Moskovitz. Reuse in STEM Research Writing: Rhetorical and Practical Considerations and Challenges. AILA Review, Vol. 33, 2020, pp. 120–135.

Cary Moskovitz & Susanne Hall. Text Recycling in STEM Research: An Exploratory Investigation of Expert and Novice Beliefs and Attitudes. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, March 2020.

Ian Anson, Cary Moskovitz & Chris Anson. A Text-Analytic Method for Identifying Text Recycling in STEM Research Reports. Journal of Writing Analytics, Vol. 3, 2019.

Michael A. Pemberton, Susanne Hall, Cary Moskovitz & Chris Anson. Text Recycling: Views of North American Journal Editors from an Interview-Based Study. Learned Publishing, 2019.

Cary Moskovitz. Text Recycling in Scientific Writing. Science and Engineering Ethics. March 15, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-017-0008-y

Susanne Hall, Cary Moskovitz & Michael A. Pemberton. Attitudes toward text recycling in academic writing across disciplines. Accountability in Research, 25:3, 142-169, 2018.

Cary Moskovitz. Volunteer Expert Readers: Drawing on the University Community to Provide Professional Feedback for Engineering Student Writers. Advances in Engineering Education, 6(1). Spring 2017.

Cary Moskovitz. Text Recycling in Health Sciences Research Literature: A Rhetorical Perspective. Research Integrity and Peer Review, 2(1), February 2017.

Cary Moskovitz and Lynn Smith-Lovin. Writing in Sociology: A Brief Guide (in Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines series). Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN-10: 0190203927

Cary Moskovitz. Self-Plagiarism, Text Recycling and Science Education. BioScience, 66(1), January 2016.

Cary Moskovitz. Plagiarism or Text Recycling? It Depends on the Context. Oxford University Press Blog. Dec 25, 2015.

Cary Moskovitz. The Duke Reader Project: Engaging the University Community in Undergraduate Writing Instruction. Liberal Education, 97(3/4), Summer/Fall 2011.

Kathryn A. Wood, Cary Moskovitz and Theresa M. Valiga. Audio Feedback for Student Writing in Online Nursing Courses: Exploring Student and Instructor Reactions. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(9), Jun 16, 2011.

Cary Moskovitz and David Kellogg. Inquiry-Based Writing in the Lab CourseScience, 332 (6032): 919-920, May 2011.

Cary Moskovitz. Reader Experts Help Students Bring the Write Stuff. The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2011.

Cary Moskovitz. Introducing Students to College Writing and Disciplinarity: A review of The Transition to College Writing by Keith Hjortshoj.” Pedagogy, 11 (1), 2011.

Cary Moskovitz. Not (Entirely) in Their Own Words: Plagiarism, Process, and the Complicated Ethics of School Writing. Writing & Pedagogy, 2 (2), 2010.

Julie A. Reynolds, Robin Smith, Cary Moskovitz and Amy Sayle. BioTAP: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Scientific Writing and Evaluating Undergraduate Theses. BioScience, 59 (10), 2009.

Cary Moskovitz and Michael Petit. Insiders and Outsiders: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Writing Program. Writing Program Administration, 31 (1/2) Fall/Winter 2007.

Cary Moskovitz and David Kellogg. Primary Science Communication in the First-Year Writing Course. College Composition and Communication, 57(2), 2005.


Teaching Writing in STEM (3-day workshop). Art of Writing Program, University of California at Berkeley. May 2021.

Cary Moskovitz (Panelist). Research Town Hall: Authorship, Ownership, and Plagiarism. Duke University, March 26, 2021.

The Text Recycling Research Project: Findings and Next Steps (with David Hansen and Michael Pemberton). Committee on Publication Ethics, webinar, August 7, 2020.

What is Text Recycling? When is it Acceptable? When is it Legal? Council of Scientific Editors, webinar, June 17, 2020.

Cary Moskovitz. The complicated world of text recycling (AKA ‘self-plagiarism’) in scientific writing. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, webinar. June 11, 2020.

The Text Recycling Research Project (with David Hansen and Michael Pemberton). Committee on Publication Ethics European Seminar, Leiden, Netherlands. Sept 3, 2019.

The Text Recycling Project: What we’ve learned and what we’re learning. University of British Columbia, UBC Science Centre for Learning and Teaching, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 15, 2019.

Text Recycling and Self-plagiarism: Findings from an NSF-sponsored study and implications for Journal Offices. International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, RTP, Durham, NC, March 1, 2019.

Communicating science research to non-specialist audiences. UNC Coastal Studies Institute. Oct 2017.

Text recycling or “self-plagiarism”? How academic gatekeepers view text reuse. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Oct 2017.

Text recycling in STEM research writing: Common practice or plagiarism? Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2017.

Text Recycling: What is it? Why should we care? University of Miami, Dialogues in Research Ethics series, May 2017.

Text recycling in STEM research writing: Reasonable reuse or self-plagiarism?  George Washington University (Sponsored by the University Writing Program), Oct 2016.

Text recycling or “self-plagiarism” in scientific discourse. Georgetown University (sponsored by Blommer Science Library, the Georgetown University Writing Program, and the Office of Scholarly Publications), Oct 2016.

The Laboratory Report as a Rhetorical Act (Plenary Talk). Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. College Park, Maryland, July 2015.

Teaching Writing in the Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics. Bucknell University, Jan 2011.

Haverford Writing Symposium (invited panelist). Haverford College, April 2009.

Student Writing in Senior Design Projects. School of Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sept 2008.

Alternatives to the ‘Lab Report’: Designing Scientifically Engaging Laboratory Experiences for Undergraduates. Virginia Tech, Feb 2008.


Findings from the Text Recycling Research Project (with Chris Anson, Ian Anson, and Michael Pemberton). Annual International Conference of The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), Atlanta, GA. February 21, 2020.

The Text Recycling Research Project: The Challenges and Our Approach. Responsible Conduct Of Research-Research Integrity Consortium, Annual International Conference of The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), Atlanta, GA. February 20, 2020

Text Recycling in Scientific Research Writing: Findings from the Text Recycling Research Project (with Susanne Hall). AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference, San Diego, CA. November 7, 2019.

Understanding Text Recycling: Findings from an NSF-Funded Study and Implications for RCR Training (with Susanne Hall). Society of Research Administrators International Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Oct 21, 2019.

Adapting Writing Analytics to a Study of Text Recycling in STEM Disciplines (with Ian Anson and Chris Anson). 7th International Conference on Writing Analytics, January 26, 2019, St. Petersburg, FL.

The Disciplinary Dynamics of Text Recycling (with Susanne Hall and Michael Pemberton). International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Auburn, AL, June 2018.

Gatekeeper Attitudes Toward Text Recycling Across the Disciplines (with Susanne Hall and Michael Pemberton). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO, March 2018.

The complexities of text recycling in professional scientific discourse and implications for plagiarism prevention in higher education. Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA, Sept 2016.

Textual Recycling as a Rhetorical Practice. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, March 2015.

Professional readers for STEM student writers. AAC&U: Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2014.

Celebrating the Music of Papa Charlie Jackson. Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 2014.

Recorded Spoken Feedback: A Compelling Alternative to Written Response. Pre-conference workshop; chair and co-presenter. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, March 2012.