Whose Line Is It? Plagiarism in Economics
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Gary A. Hoover. 2004. "Whose Line Is It? Plagiarism in Economics."
The Journal of Economic Literature,
This paper reports the results of a survey regarding the instances of plagiarism reported by journal editors in the economics profession. The survey finds that nearly 24% of responding editors encounter one case of plagiarism in a typical year. In addition, the survey reveals that less than 19% of responding journals have a formal policy regarding plagiarism. Moreover, there is a great deal of variance in what is considered plagiarism and what an appropriate response to plagiarism should be. A majority of editors believe that the economics profession would benefit from a professional code of ethics.
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Hoover, Gary A.