Plagiarism, a Deadly Plague
The feeling of putting in an enormous amount of time into something can be viewed as your masterpiece can be cheerful and satisfying. What if, however, someone comes along and willingly tries to steal your work of art, ignorantly using it for another purpose, with the intention of not giving any credit to you? Would you call them a thief in spite of what they have done? In what way would you approach this situation? However, this “practice of claiming, or implying, original authorship of (or incorporating material from) someone else's written or creative work, in whole or in part, into one's own without adequate acknowledgement” is not uncommon. Failing to incorporate quotations or provide a suitable citation tends to leave a great possibility of plagiarism. In addition, Paraphrasing is defined as “using someone’s ideas, but putting them in your own words.”Although using your own words constitutes as paraphrasing, it is important to note that the source of information is revealed. Plagiarism is commonly known as “false attribution” that is practiced by “students, professors, or researchers” is known worldwide to be specifically entitled “Academic dishonesty.” In journalism, plagiarism leads to much more serious consequences “ranging from suspension to termination.”
In one major case of plagiarism, there is an incident that describies how the highly honored Indian scientists, S.C. Joshi and B.S. Rajput, together with some colleagues secretly performed many shocking instances of plagiarism in Theoretical Physics which were ultimately exposed by “seven faculty members at Stanford University.” The publication “Axion-dilaton black holes with SL(2,Z) symmetry through APT-FGP model” that the Indian scientists from Kumaun University published on March 1st, 2002 was extremely similar to that of Stanford University professor Renata Kallosh’s “Superpotential from black holes” which was published on October 15th, 1996. Since the exposure...
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