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In South Africa the budget of universities heavily depends on the number of articles published, which may be a strong perverse incentive. Adele Thomas and Gideon P. de Bruin found strikingly high levels of similarity (plagiarism) in academic articles in management journals in this system. The authors used the software program Turnitin to assess plagiarism in 371 published academic articles in South African management journals, and detected that in remarkably high proportions of the articles had high or excessive similarities (respectively, 27.2% and 21.3%).
Title: Plagiarism in South African management journals
Authors: Thomas A, de Bruin GP
doi: 10.17159/sajs.2015/20140017 (2015)
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