Plagiarism as another ethical issue in scientific research


  • Lia Gonçalves Pinho
  • Marcus Rafael Lobo Bezerra
  • Pietro Martin Danziato
  • Raquel Caminha Dantas
  • João de Deus Quirino Filho
  • Jesus de Sousa Cartaxo
  • Maria Fernanda dos Santos
  • Antonio Gilvan Teixeira Júnior
  • Jucier Gonçalves Júnior
  • José Saulo Martins de Oliveira
  • João Marcos Ferreira de Lima Silva
  • Francisco Antônio Vieira dos Santos
  • Cícera Janielly de Matos Cassiano
  • Patrícia Gonçalves Pinheiro
  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto



plagiarism, ethical, scientific research


The excessive demand for publications results in high plagiarism and duplicate numbers by scientists who take over existing texts into new publications. In addition to serious ethical problems, this practice hinders the generation of original material. In order to reduce the problem, softwares such as eTBLAST are being used to detect plagiarism and repeated papers. Despite the persistence of fraudsters, these tools have helped to reduce these problems; however, the ideal solution would be the basic ethical establishment principles. Therefore, plagiarism has always been a foible that could lead to fraudulent and dishonorable development of science.






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