Healthcare Research-Plagiarism, salami slicing, and unethical approaches to scientific writing





About The Course

In scientific writing, plagiarism is perhaps the most serious and widely recognized ethical lapse. Plagiarism is to portray others language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as original work. It is important to understand plagiarism as we engage with the ideas of others every day.

We always read, listen, and lecture the information. However, when we write or use that information, we don't realise that we are plagiarising. If we understand plagiarism, we may be able to avoid it.

Three labels are attached to these acts:

1. Plagiarism - Copying from another author’s published work
2. Auto-plagiarism - Duplication of previously published by the authors without clearly stating that this was the case
3. Salami-slicing - Authors have published parts of a study in multiple papers instead of providing the full story in a single paper.

Course Lessons