Anti-plagiarism Software – A tool to ensure quality research output
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AbstractIn this competitive age, consequent to the sudden increase of persons interested in doing research, the maxim, “publish or perish” is persistently threatening and building pressure on them. In a hurry to gain degree and get articles published, if not all, most of the researchers have taken to cutting corners which resulted in falsified research, fraudulent data and practice plagiarism because of which the quality of research output has taken a back seat. This research misconduct has proved costly for researchers in particular and the organization & the public in general. Also because of ignorance, sometimes the error of duplication of title or topic sprang up. However, even earlier to this, the problem of plagiarism was there but not as intense as it is now. In this regard, an attempt has been made here to explain what plagiarism actually means, the types of plagiarism, reasons for committing plagiarism, repercussions thereafter, Anti-plagiarism software used to curb the menace, present scenario of plagiarism, with concluding words.
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Prabhu Shankar , M. and Ramasesh, C. P. (2014) Anti-plagiarism Software – A tool to ensure quality research output. In: National Conference on "Librarians and Librarianship in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities LIBTRANS 2014"., 22-23 August, 2014., Mangalore.