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

  title={Self-Plagiarism in Academic Publishing: The Anatomy of a Misnomer},
  author={Liviu Andreescu},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
  • Liviu Andreescu
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science, Medicine, Sociology
  • Science and Engineering Ethics
The 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… Expand

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