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British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, ISSN: 2278-0998,Vol.: 13, Issue.: 1

Review Article

Academic Plagiarism: Yielding to Temptation


Maria João Ferro1* and Hélder Fanha Martins1

1Lisbon Polytechnic Institute, Lisbon Accounting and Business School (LABS – ISCAL), Portugal.

Article Information
(1) Stan Weeber, Professor of Sociology, McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
(1) Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić, University of Rijeka, Croatia.
(2) Anonymous, University of Nevada Reno, USA.
(3) Anonymous, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
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Scope: Everybody lies. Plagiarism is pervasive because people are used to lying to succeed. While bringing up someone else’s ideas may be an inadvertent case of cryptomnesia, or unintentional plagiarism, academic plagiarism is hardly ever that case. Building on the existing literature, the aim of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it contributes to the creation of a new framework for the definition of academic plagiarism within the larger scope of academic dishonesty, or academic misconduct; on the other hand, it identifies forms to recognize and discourage it.

Aim: Our aim is to provide the basis for a subsequent empirical study on the phenomenon of plagiarism at LABS-ISCAL hoping to help diminish this practice that is deeply rooted in students in general.

Keywords :

Academic misconduct; academic dishonesty; cryptomnesia; plagiarism.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJESBS/2016/20535

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