Plagiarism: An Ethical Breach

by | Oct 5, 2015 | White Papers

What is Plagiarism?

The word plagiarism has been derived from the Latin word “plagiarius” meaning “kidnapper” or “abductor” [1]. Plagiarism may be defined as “the use of other’s published or unpublished ideas or words or other intellectual property without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source” according to World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) [2].