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Ways to Detect Plagiarism in Academic Research


  • Alina Tabirca

    (‘Valahia University of Targoviste‘ Romania)

  • Valentin Radu

    (‘Valahia University of Targoviste‘ Romania)


Present environment seems to increase scientific production due to the fact thatquantity is more important than quality. Therefore, researchers, professors and PhD students areobliged to proceed with the dissemination of individual or collective researches in order toquantify the number of published papers in various journals. As result, we are witnessing a boomof scientific papers, sometimes of dubious quality. In fact the excess number of publications led usthink … How many of these papers are plagiarized and how it can be detected in any researchpaper? When a paper is considered plagiarized? How can we verify the originality of a researchpaper? Who can detect plagiarism? Can plagiarism be prevented? In order to respond to thesequestions we proceeded to a participant observation of specialty research papers registered at thelevel of higher education institutions within two years. At the same time, we analyzed the flow ofinformation available online about the current trend and associated interpretations in mass mediaof plagiarism phenomenon. Thus, we will use regional research methods, especially socialsciences to analyze the paradigm and to allow discussions on a wide range that goes from completerefusal to validate the paradigm. To be able to formulate answers to the stated questions, weprovided a case study on the results of original scientific papers accumulated at an educationalinstitution, taking into account the range and level of education of paper‘s author.

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  • Alina Tabirca & Valentin Radu, 2015. "Ways to Detect Plagiarism in Academic Research," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(17), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2015:i:17:p:7

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    Plagiarism; Research; Ethics;

    JEL classification:

    • A31 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - Multisubject Collected Writings of Individuals


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