Percentage of plagiarism

Percentage of plagiarism  

  By: Sasikumar on March 2, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

How much percentage of plagiarism is allowed for the acceptance of research paper?

In my point of vier the Answer is Zero. However, it depends on what you mean my "plagiarism". Do you actually mean referencing the work of others? If so then it is simply a matter of citing your sources and using quotations whenever you quote others. You should use the work of others' sparing and only to support your own argument though. Your voice must be clear and distinct. I highly recommend using a service like Plagiarism Checker to evaluate the similarity index of your content to your sources.

Re: Percentage of plagiarism  

  By: Jane on July 8, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

here is a lack of consensus or clear-cut-rules on what percentage of plagiarism is acceptable in a paper. Going by the convention, usually a text similarity below 15% is acceptable by the journals and a similarity of >25% is considered as high percentage of plagiarism.

But even in case of 15% similarity, if the matching text is one continuous block of borrowed material, it will be considered as plagiarized text of significant concern. On the other hand, text similarity due to the usage of common terminologies and method related details in ‘Methodology’ part of a manuscript should not raise a serious ethical concern.

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