Prevent disseminating invalid findings, grant misconduct, and introducing improper patient treatment.
The medical research community is faced with plagiarism and misconduct issues that threaten the integrity of scholarly research and publishing, as well as medical practices.
Growing evidence shows that plagiarism in submitted materials hampers dissemination of legitimate findings, threatening the integrity of the research and publishing community.
Medical research organizations and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishers are implementing safeguards like plagiarism checking software to inhibit:
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This report features exclusive insight from STM publisher Landes Bioscience, wherein one of its journal rejected 221 article submissions for plagiarism in 2012 alone; of these, nearly one in five contained more than 40% plagiarized material.