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Complex Plagiarism: A Problem that Challenge Scientific Journal in the Present Day!

Viroj Wiwanitkit*

Visiting professor, Hainan Medical University, China
*Corresponding author: Viroj Wiwanitkit, Visiting professor, Hainan Medical University, China, E-mail: wviroj@yahoo.com
Received: 21 July, 2015 | Accepted: 21 July, 2015 | Published: 23 July, 2015

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Wiwanitkit V (2015) Complex Plagiarism: A Problem that Challenge Scientific Journal in the Present Day! Forensic Sci Today 1(1): 006-006. DOI: 10.17352/fst.000002

Editorial

In science, the publication and presentation on the findings or ideas is the main step for generalization of new knowledge and support the development of the scientific community. An important problem that has been detected for a long time is an unethical practice, namely “plagiarism”. Plagiarism is an action that one “steal” the “idea” or “word” or “picture” from the others. This problem is still prevalent in the present scientific community and it is an actual challenge for the society. Many plagiarisms can be seen and many plagiarists are detected. Of interest, some plagiarists have a high academic or administrative rank and get no problem from their bad practice. This problem is common in underdeveloped and developing countries (unbelievably, some plagiarists are deans, chancellors and scientists who get national awards) [1-3]. How to stop plagiarism is a topic that is widely discussed. The first step is to realize what the plagiarism is. Direct verbatim copy of word for writing or speaking are easily to detected as plagiarism. However, there are many forms of complex plagiarisms. The first example is the translational plagiarism. This is hard to detect but it is a real bad practice. The plagiarism might translate and amend a few to hack the work to be his/her/their own work [4]. The second example is the disguised plagiarism. Someone might disguise to be the other and perform plagiarism on the other(s)’s name (s) [5]. The last one is the conceptual plagiarism, this is the stealing of idea of the other (s) [6]. Any forms of these plagiarisms should be banned and if we detect the problem, please report, not neglect!

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