Journal of Academic Ethics

, 7:193 | Cite as

Self-Plagiarism or Appropriate Textual Re-use?

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Abstract

Self-plagiarism requires clear definition within an environment that places integrity at the heart of the research enterprise. This paper explores the whole notion of self-plagiarism by academics and distinguishes between appropriate and inappropriate textual re-use in academic publications, while considering research on other forms of plagiarism such as student plagiarism. Based on the practical experience of the authors in identifying academics’ self-plagiarism using both electronic detection and manual analysis, a simple model is proposed for identifying self-plagiarism by academics.

Keywords

Self-plagiarism Textual re-use Electronic detection Turnitin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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