B – Keeping plagiarism at bay

Martin B. R. Keeping plagiarism at bay – A salutary tale. Science Direct 2007;36(7):905-911

The main concern of this editorial is examining whether plagiarism is increasing in social sciences and, if so, what should be done to keep this problem under control. What prompted the study was the discovery of a serious case of plagiarism that posed a foundamental question as to whether plagiarism may be far more common than previously assumed. The editorial in conclusion suggests that a fair degree of vigilance and a greater willingness to pursue suspected research misconduct are required by editors, referees, publishers and the whole academic community to keep plagiarism at bay.