Self-Plagiarism Research Literature in the Social Sciences: A Scoping Review

  title={Self-Plagiarism Research Literature in the Social Sciences: A Scoping Review},
  author={Sarah Elaine Eaton and Katherine Crossman},
Self-plagiarism is a contentious issue in higher education, research and scholarly publishing contexts. The practice is problematic because it disrupts scientific publishing by over-emphasizing results, increasing journal publication costs, and artificially inflating journal impact, among other consequences. We hypothesized that there was a dearth of empirical studies on the topic of self-plagiarism, with an over-abundance of editorial and commentary articles based on anecdotal evidence. The… 
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