Self-Plagiarism in Academic Publishing: The Anatomy of a Misnomer

TitleSelf-Plagiarism in Academic Publishing: The Anatomy of a Misnomer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAndreescu, L
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Pagination775 - 797
Date Published9/2013
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsAcademic , Academic Ethics , COPYRIGHT , ENGINEERING , humanities , information , Intellectual Property and Patents , plagiarism , Salami , SCIENCE , self-plagiarism , SOCIAL sciences
AbstractThe paper discusses self-plagiarism and associated practices in scholarly publishing. It approaches at some length the conceptual issues raised by the notion of self-plagiarism. It distinguishes among and then examines the main families of arguments against self-plagiarism, as well as the question of possibly legitimate reasons to engage in this practice. It concludes that some of the animus frequently reserved for self-plagiarism may be the result of, among others, poor choice of a label, unwarranted generalizations as to its ill effects based on the specific experience (and goals) of particular disciplines, and widespread but not necessarily beneficial publishing practices.
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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