Against Plagiarism: A Guide for Editors and Authors by Y.H. Helen Zhang

By Y.H. Helen Zhang

This is the 1st quantity of a publication sequence devoted to "Qualitative and Quantitative research of clinical and Scholarly Communication". combating plagiarism is a the pinnacle precedence for STM publishing. a pragmatic advisor will importantly give a contribution to the attention of the proper groups, bringing to the skin the elemental principles and examples from the literature.

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Plagiarism, n. 2012. ). oed. com. 4. Plagiarize, v. 2012. ). oed. com. 5. Plagiarize, n. 2012. Merriam-Webster dictionary. merriam-webster. com/dictionary/plagiarize. 6. Hames, I. 2007. ), 177–81. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. 7. Butler, D. 2010. Journals step up plagiarism policing cut-and-paste culture tackled by CrossCheck software. Nature 466: 167. 8. Nature Comments. 2012. How to stop plagiarism. Nature 481: 21–23. 9. Meddings, K. 2010. Credit where credit’s due: plagiarism screening in scholarly publishing.

Perhaps because the writing process in the social sciences is itself a creative one, then social science editors express the lowest tolerance here. Further exploration of self-plagiarism may be needed. As the iThenticate White Paper on the ethics of self-plagiarism [16] states: ‘writers maybe unaware of the ethics and laws involved in reusing or repurposing their own texts’, although our journal editors do show they recognize the problem by using the plagiarism detecting tool. The other noticeable phenomenon is that Computer Science/Electrical Engineering shows the lowest rejection rate in republication of proceedings papers (Q16), and team plagiarism (Q17), with 5 and 30 %, respectively.

2011. German defense minister resigns in PhD plagiarism row. The guardian, March 1, 2011. com/world/2011/mar/01/german-defence-ministerresigns-plagiarism. 24. German education minister quits over PhD plagiarism. The guardian, February 9, 2013. com/world/2013/feb/09/german-education-minister-quits-phd-plagiarism. 25. Hungarian President Pal Schmitt stripped of doctorate. BBC news, March 30, 2012. com/news/world-europe-17558166. 26. A bold move against plagiarism. China daily, August 27, 2014. htm.

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