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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016     Views: 105

The Academic Integrity website provides information on plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Please note that most commercial publishers require authors to sign a journal publishing agreement which assigns copyright from the author to the publisher. This means permission to re-use all or part of the article in future must be sought from the publisher, not the author of the paper (even if the author of the paper is the person who wants to re-use the article). It is essential that you check the wording of any publishing agreements you sign to understand what rights you have assigned and what rights you have retained.

For authors, it is important to be honest and transparent in declaring which parts of the material have previously been published. Authors should be open, for example, in declaring that an article uses research data compiled as part of a higher-degree thesis, or has been adapted from a previously published working paper. Accusations of self-plagiarism would arise if an author is trying to get multiple credits for what is essentially the same piece of work, or without referencing the previous related work that he/she has done.

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