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Plagiarism in research

Overview of attention for article published in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, July 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#19 of 371)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Plagiarism in research
Published in
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, July 2014
DOI 10.1007/s11019-014-9583-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson

Abstract

Plagiarism is a major problem for research. There are, however, divergent views on how to define plagiarism and on what makes plagiarism reprehensible. In this paper we explicate the concept of "plagiarism" and discuss plagiarism normatively in relation to research. We suggest that plagiarism should be understood as "someone using someone else's intellectual product (such as texts, ideas, or results), thereby implying that it is their own" and argue that this is an adequate and fruitful definition. We discuss a number of circumstances that make plagiarism more or less grave and the plagiariser more or less blameworthy. As a result of our normative analysis, we suggest that what makes plagiarism reprehensible as such is that it distorts scientific credit. In addition, intentional plagiarism involves dishonesty. There are, furthermore, a number of potentially negative consequences of plagiarism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Croatia 2 1%
Germany 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Puerto Rico 1 <1%
Unknown 131 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 17%
Student > Postgraduate 17 12%
Student > Bachelor 16 12%
Unspecified 15 11%
Other 41 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 27 20%
Unspecified 17 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 7%
Computer Science 10 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 7%
Other 64 47%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 May 2017.
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#699,585
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#2
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