Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 221–230 | Cite as

Creating a Self-Plagiarism Research Topic Typology through Bibliometric Visualisation

  • Peter Kokol
  • Jernej Završnik
  • Danica Železnik
  • Helena Blažun Vošner


Self-plagiarism, textual recycling and redundancy seemed to be controversial and unethical; however some questions about its definition are still open. The objective in this paper presented study was to use bibliometric analysis to synthesise and visualize the research literature production and derive a typology of self-plagiarism research. Five topics emerged: Self-plagiarism, Institutional self-plagiarism, Self-plagiarism and ICT, Self-plagiarism in academic writing, Self-plagiarism in science. The state of the art topics seem to be “social medium”, “virtual world”, “face book”, “sociomateriality”, “knowledge sharing”, “open access”, “institutional repository”, “retraction” and “responsible conduct”.


Self – plagiarism Bibliometrics Bibliometric mapping Science landscapes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kokol
    • 1
  • Jernej Završnik
    • 2
  • Danica Železnik
    • 3
  • Helena Blažun Vošner
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Dr. Adolf Drolc Healthcare CenterMariborSlovenia
  3. 3.University College of Health Sciences Slovenj GradecSlovenj GradecSlovenia
  4. 4.Faculty of Health Sciences, Center for International CooperationUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

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