For more information on plagiarism (and how to avoid it!), visit the following websites:
The journal Annals of Internal Medicine has recently had to deal with a scientific misconduct case in which an external peer reviewer plagiarized a submitted manuscript, prompting a letter from the victim ("Dear Plagiarist: A Letter to a Peer Reviewer Who Stole and Published Our Manuscript as His Own") and an editorial by the journal's editor-in-chief ("Scientific Misconduct Hurts").
Several online plagiarism detection programs are available, some of which are free but most of which have a cost.
The following Web sites are provided for informational purposes only. UTHealth School of Public Health neither endorses nor recommends the use of any plagiarism detector other than Turnitin via Canvas at UTHealth.
UTHealth School of Public Health defines plagiarism as follows:
UTHealth School of Public Health Honor Code
Objective: To cultivate a culture of honesty, integrity, and respect among and between students and faculty within the UTHealth School of Public Health.
Documentation of rules and regulations that govern all aspects of UTHealth-related activities for students, faculty, and staff is found in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOOP).
UTHealth School of Public Health 2016-2018 Catalog
According to the 2016-2018 Catalog, plagiarism, or dishonesty in any scholastic activity, is a serious breach of ethical standards and is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the school.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of ideas or words of another person without giving appropriate credit. The appropriation of another author’s text and the presentation of it as one’s own constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism, in turn, constitutes academic misconduct under UTHealth policy.
UTHealth School of Public Health provides students and faculty with a Web application called Turnitin to help deter plagiarism and promote academic integrity. Students are required to use Turnitin to ensure that their written documents do not contain text that may have been inadvertently copied from a published author’s work. You can access Turnitin directly through Canvas.
A PDF version of each guide is provided below:
To explain plagiarism, UTHealth School of Public Health has produced a "Student Guide on Plagiarism."
A PDF version of this guide is provided below: