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Singh (2016). Plagiarism: What, Why and How to Avoid it. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.59.
What, Why and How to Avoid it
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14 January 2016; accepted 14 January 2016)
is a form of theft so it needs serious attention as well action. It is academic
dishonesty and also affects copyright issues. As a rough estimate between 10%
to 15% of academicians and 25% to 35 % students in universities and colleges
are plagiarists. Plagiarism must be prevented at all levels of academic India
does not have a statutory body to deal with scientific misconduct in academia
like the Office of Research Integrity in the US. China has also strengthened
its regulatory system to counter the rampant problems of plagiarism and is
ready with a new law to clamp down on academic cheating at its universities. It
can be reduced by proper awareness, counseling. following strict research and
ethical guidelines, open and transparent policy, by putting contents online
etc. The lecture introduces and explains the purpose of research, reporting
research, and guidelines for research work. Defines and categorizes plagiarism.
Describes the reasons and consequences of plagiarism and discusses at length
how to avoid plagiarism. Explains with suitable examples; how to check
plagiarism with standard software. from student papers to academic books.