Factors affecting the incidence of plagiarism are discussed.
Among the most important are: the normalcy of plagiarism in many environments internationally; the lack of formal misconduct policies in many countries and operationally vague policies on plagiarism where they do exist; philosophical arguments against US notions of originality, intellectual property, and authority; and non-native speakers’ difficulties in writing in English.
The authors are research ethics educators and contend that education should focus on scientific writing skills and acculturation.
Title: International perspectives on plagiarism and considerations for teaching international trainees
Authors: Heitman E, Litewka S
doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2010.09.014 (2012)
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