Plagiarism in Research Publication


  • Rupesh Mukhia Department of General Surgery, KIST Medical College, Imadol, Lalitpur


Honesty and integrity are the virtues of the good researchers. Yet , questions of Plagiarism, Fabrication and Falsification sporadically emerge from such a highly scholarly people. Pressure of academic promotion ,and acquring research funds are two main reasons that researchers risk their own morality while publishing their literary works

Dealing with manuscript’s plagiarism check is a subject of individual opinion.Some forms of plagiarism always exist when we directly quote or paraphrase in mosaic form because these are the similarities of words. What percentage is considered as a major plagiarism to bring into notification?These are just rule of thumb however , researchers should be aware of the guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE). The flowcharts introduced by COPE is handy dealing with issues of scientific misconduct , however when there are so many researches on the similare topics, should we label it as plagiarism? Can zero tolerance in plagiarism  achievable ? Should researchers check plagiarism before submission of the article or is it responsibility of editors?




How to Cite

Mukhia, R. (2022). Plagiarism in Research Publication. Journal of KIST Medical College, 4(8). Retrieved from