B – Plagiarism in scientific publishing

Masic I. Plagiarism in the scientific publishing. Acta Informatica Medica 2012;20(4):208-213
(doi: 10.5455/aim.2012.20.208-213)

The author describes his experiences in discovering plagiarism as Editor-in-Chief of three indexed medical journals. He also presents several examples of plagiarism recorded in Southeastern European countries. According to his opinion, scientific institutions and universities should have established units for monitoring,  promoting and developing quality research, in accordance with the principles of Good Scientific Practices (GSP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). It is necessary to work on mechanisms for early detection of plagiarism, and relevant softwares should be used by scientific journals.