Plagiarism in Scientific Research: Needs Lock-up to Unlock the Ethical Publications

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
3
Volume :6
Issue :1
January, 2012 - March, 2012
Page No: 
28-34
Authors: 
Chandrakantsing V. Pardeshi[1]*, Pravin V. Rajput[1], Kapil S. Chaudhary [2] and Ganesh B. Patil [3]
Address: 
[1] R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur, Maharashtra, India
Address: 
[2] Division of Pharmaceutical Technology, University Department of Chemical Technology, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Address: 
[3] H. R. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract

Plagiarism, a concern of copying the text and claiming to be one’s own, is posing a neverceasing challenge for those engaged in scientific research and ethical publications. Committing plagiarism intentionally is a punishable act, violating the moral and intellectual property of original author. Researchers must be aware of this sensitive issue and it may be amenable to further exploit this prominent aspect. Plagiarism needs to be potentially explored and exposed to all those contributing to the scientific research so as to lock it up universally. The present discussion is designed with a prime objective to provide an insight on how plagiarism is corrupting the scientific research and the keys to troubleshoot the declining reputation of the profession with special emphasis on pharmaceutical field. Herein, authors have tried to focus over the basics pertaining to plagiarism, a questionable fact in ethical publications. The manuscript could be beneficial to one who is at the entrance of research gate in scientific fields including pharmaceutical sector. The review embodies the fact that the plagiarism must be looked up by the researchers around the globe and awareness needs to be cultivated amongst them to foster the culture tied with honesty, and professionalism.

Keywords: 
Plagiarism, Academic dishonesty, Research misconduct, Professional malpractices, Publication ethics
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