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Should plagiarism lead to retraction in all circumstances?

Sneha Kulkarni | Sep 12, 2014 | 22,754 views
Series Retraction
Should plagiarism lead to retraction in all circumstances?

Plagiarism is often one of the commonly cited reasons behind retraction of scientific papers. However, should plagiarism in any form necessarily result in journal retraction? Instead of retracting plagiarized papers as a rule of thumb, should journal editors make an attempt at assessing the concerned author’s intent before deciding on retraction? The article discusses these viewpoints as well as the role of journal editors in deciding a paper’s future.

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