Seven ways to plagiarize: Handling real allegations of research misconduct

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As the research integrity officer at my university for two years, I handled eight allegations of plagiarism. These eight cases show that initial appearances can be mistaken, that policies for handling allegations of research misconduct cannot cover every contingency, and that many cases can be resolved collegially without resort to formal procedures.

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Loui, M.C. Seven ways to plagiarize: Handling real allegations of research misconduct. SCI ENG ETHICS 8, 529–539 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-002-0005-6

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Keywords

  • plagiarism
  • research misconduct
  • research integrity officer