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Combating Plagiarism in Nursing Research

Kusum Sharma, Kuldeep K Ashta

Citation Information : Sharma K, Ashta KK. Combating Plagiarism in Nursing Research. Journal of Medical Academics 2020; 3 (1):25-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-0047

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Plagiarism is wrongful appropriation and an unethical activity and is one of the most common forms of scientific misconduct and academic dishonesty that leads to rejection of many nursing research articles and retraction of the published articles. The reported cases of plagiarism are just the tip of the iceberg, and it is the responsibility of nursing educators, authors, and editors to formulate a zero tolerance against plagiarism. We need to reduce the engagement of students in dishonest behaviors and the potential transfer of this dishonest behavior to the clinical setting. This article discusses various types of plagiarism, its causes, detection of plagiarism, and the responsibility of nursing educators, authors, and editors in preventing/reporting plagiarism in articles they come across. It also emphasizes on regular use of plagiarism detection tools and formulation of anti-plagiarism committees which will ensure publication ethics.

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