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Open Journal System: Academic Misconduct

This guide aims to familiarize faculty, student, and staff users to the open journal system (OJS) through a series of tutorials, videos, and links to helpful information on the Web.

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct (such as plagiarism) are two interrelated and core concepts that are central to the integrity of scholarly communication.  These concepts entail that authors--student, faculty, and researchers outside academia) hold themselves to a standard of ethical conduct while presenting their research in presentations and formal publications.  Authors are expected to ensure that -- apart from their own (unless already published elsewhere) -- they acknowledge and cite any outside information (data, analysis, interpretation, and representation) included in their analysis, interpretations, and representations (such as visualizations and figures).  A belated discovery of plagiarism is embarrassing to all parties: publishers, institutions, and the authors themselves, as those articles end up being retracted and removed.  Journal editors must exercise their authority over the peer review process.  In academia (and in K-12 as well), faculty must exercise the same authority while students must understand the consequences of plagiarism.  Publishers and institutions alike have utilized plagiarism detection tools and techniques in order to prevent academic misconduct

Academic Misconduct

Resources for Plagiarism Prevention

Plagiarism Detection Software and Techniques