Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Writing a research paper poses challenges in gatheringliterature and providing evidence for making your paper stronger. Drawing upon previously established ideas and values and adding pertinent information in your paper are necessary steps, but these need to be done with caution without falling into the trap of plagiarism.

Plagiarism is the unethical practice of using words or ideas (either planned or accidental) of another author/researcher or your own previous works without proper acknowledgement. Considered as a serious academic and intellectual offense, plagiarism can result in highly negative consequences such as paper retractions and loss of author credibility and reputation. It is currently a grave problem in academic publishing and a major reason for retraction of research papers.


Verve Research Solutions provides 5 way to avoid plagiarism:

1. Paraphrase

2. Quoting

3. Identify what does and does not need to be cited

4. Manage your citations

5. Plagiarism Checkers


ü  Do not copy–paste the text verbatim from the reference paper. Instead, restate the idea in your own words.
ü  Understand the idea(s) of the reference source well in order to paraphrase correctly.


ü Use quotes to indicate that the text has been taken from another paper. The quotes should be exactly the way they appear in the paper you take them from.

3.Identify what does and does not need to be cited

ü  Cite Your Own Material—If you are using content from your previous paper, you must cite yourself. Using material you have published before without citation is called self-plagiarism.
ü  The scientific evidence you gathered after performing your tests should not be cited.
ü  Facts or common knowledge need not be cited. If unsure, include a reference.

4. Manage your citations

ü  Maintain records of the sources you refer to. Use citation software like EndNote or Reference Manager to manage the citations used for the paper
ü  Use multiple references for the background information/literature survey. For example, rather than referencing a review, the individual papers should be referred to and cited.

5. Plagiarism Checkers

ü You can use various plagiarism detection tools such as iThenticate or eTBLAST to check for any inadvertent plagiarism in your manuscript.


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