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Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 213–216 | Cite as

Iranian Academia: Evolution after Revolution and Plagiarism as a Disorder

  • Sepehr GhazinooryEmail author
  • Soroush Ghazinoori
  • Mandana Azadegan-Mehr
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Abstract

Recently, a few of scientific journals raise serious questions about scientific ethics and moral judgment of some of the Iranian government’s senior executives in their papers. Plagiarism, under any circumstances is not justified, and we do not intend to justify it in this note. However, we find it useful in understanding why otherwise respected, responsible individuals may engage in plagiarism by terse review of the history Iranian academia.

Keywords

Iran Plagiarism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sepehr Ghazinoory
    • 1
    Email author
  • Soroush Ghazinoori
    • 2
  • Mandana Azadegan-Mehr
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information Technology ManagementTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.School of ManagementAllameh Tabataba’ee UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Industrial EngineeringIran University of Science & TechnologyTehranIran

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