Text Recycling in Scientific Writing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Text recycling, often called "self-plagiarism", is the practice of reusing textual material from one's prior documents in a new work. The practice presents a complex set of ethical and practical challenges to the scientific community, many of which have not been addressed in prior discourse on the subject. This essay identifies and discusses these factors in a systematic fashion, concluding with a new definition of text recycling that takes these factors into account. Topics include terminology, what is not text recycling, factors affecting judgements about the appropriateness of text recycling, and visual materials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moskovitz, C

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 813 - 851

PubMed ID

  • 29546574

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29546574

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-5546

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1353-3452

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11948-017-0008-y


  • eng