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South African Journal of Science

versión On-line ISSN 1996-7489
versión impresa ISSN 0038-2353


THOMAS, Adele  y  DE BRUIN, Gideon P. Plagiarism in South African management journals. S. Afr. j. sci. [online]. 2015, vol.111, n.1-2, pp.01-03. ISSN 1996-7489.

Plagiarism by academics has been relatively unexplored thus far. However, there has been a growing awareness of this problem in recent years. We submitted 371 published academic articles appearing in 19 South African management journals in 2011 through the plagiarism detection software program Turnitin™. High and excessive levels of plagiarism were detected. The cost to government of subsidising unoriginal work in these journals was calculated to approximate ZAR7 million for the period under review. As academics are expected to role model ethical behaviour to students, such a finding is disturbing and has implications for the reputations of the institutions to which the authors are affiliated as well as that of the journals that publish articles that contain plagiarised material.

Palabras clave : academic values; ethics; government subsidy; reputation; universities.

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