Plagiarism

Software Is Not the Silver Bullet to Defeat Plagiarism

Turnitin and similar programs don’t deal with the causes of plagiarism. Rather, argue Amanda Mphahlele and Sioux McKenna, they allow institutions to claim they’re doing something without really tackling the issues that lead students to plagiarize.

7 months ago
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A Primer on Plagiarism and Other Publishing Sins

High-quality scientific literature is the cornerstone of scientific progress and is highly regarded by academia. However, Ritesh G. Menezes and his colleagues write in the Medico-Legal Journal, scientific literature is often marred by plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, redundant publication and illegitimate authorship.

5 years ago
2009
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Is Self-Plagiarism a Scourge of the Academy?

Here’s an ethical question or two — is it OK to re-use your own words in a new written piece, or is there an expectation of “exclusivity of the written word for each publication”? Drexel’s Jamie L. Callahan examines the moral panic surrounding self-plagiarism.

6 years ago
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