The problem of plagiarism

Melissa S. Anderson, Nicholas H. Steneck

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Abstract

Plagiarism is a form of research misconduct and a serious violation of the norms of science. It is the misrepresentation of another's ideas or words as one's own, without proper acknowledgement of the original source. Certain aspects of plagiarism make it less straightforward than this definition suggests. Over the past 30 years, the U.S. Federal Government has developed and refined its policies on misconduct, and Federal agencies, as well as research institutions, have established approaches to responding to allegations and instances of plagiarism. At present, efforts to avert plagiarism focus on plagiarism-detection software and instructional strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Federal definition of plagiarism
  • Plagiarism
  • Research misconduct
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Self-plagiarism

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