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What is Self-Plagiarism

Handbook of Research on Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education
A form of plagiarism that involves the improper and misleading recycling of an author’s work in order to increase artificially his/her number of publications. A published work must receive the authorization to be submitted to other outlets.
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Plagiarism and Ethical Issues: A Literature Review on Academic Misconduct
Bernard Montoneri (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5837-8.ch001
This chapter discusses the literature on plagiarism and aims at helping readers better understand what plagiarism is, what is at stake, and how to fight intellectual dishonesty. First, it is essential to define plagiarism and to present the historical background related to academic malpractice. Since the advent of the internet, the number of cases of plagiarism has increased exponentially. Many websites overtly encourage acts of cheating and plagiarism, offer or sell programs designed to copy, generate, and even buy assignments and academic papers. The growing number of retracted documents, not only in open access journals but also in journals owned by major publishers, is disturbing. This chapter will notably discuss the rise and thrive of “predatory” publishers, the growth of fake papers, the abuse of fake positive peer review, and the disturbing success of contract cheating. Finally, it should be noted that even though academic malpractice is damaging the reputation of the scientific community, many solutions have been proposed and implemented.
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Academic Misconduct and the Internet
An author’s reuse of material written by themselves. It is generally assumed to be an attempt to present old text or ideas as new, original ones. It is often conducted without proper attributions to the original work.
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Strategies and Technologies for Preventing Plagiarism in Modern Higher Education: War against Today's Plagiarists or Nurturing Tomorrow's Talents
An unethical practice sometimes considered as a type of plagiarism. It consists of submitting the same work or a part of it by the author more than once without appropriate acknowledgment of the earlier work. This definition does not cover resubmission of edited version(s) requested by an assessor.
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Ignorance or Intent?: A Case Study of Plagiarism in Higher Education among LIS Students in the Caribbean
The subsequent use of one’s previously published/unpublished work without citing it as such.
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Academic Integrity: Exploring Issues of Plagiarism Facing Chinese Students in New Zealand Universities
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