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J Med Ethics 39:249 doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-100560
  • Ethics abstract

Attitude towards plagiarism among Iranian medical students

  1. Kiarash Aramesh5
  1. 1Brain and Spinal Injury Repair Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  3. 3Firoozgar Clinical Research Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
  4. 4School of Public Health, Knowledge Utilization Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  5. 5Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kiarash Aramesh, Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 4th floor, No23, 16 Azar St, Tehran 1417863181, Iran; kiarasharamesh{at}tums.ac.ir
  1. Contributors MG: conceived the idea, study design and collected data . KH: collected data, interpreted the results and wrote the article. S-MF and AJ: collected data and wrote the article. SN: data analysis and edited the article. KA: data analysis, supervision and interpretation of results.

In recent years, scientific misconduct has received significant attention within the scientific community. Plagiarism is the most frequent type of scientific misconduct and is defined as ‘unauthorised appropriation of another's work, ideas, methods, results or words without acknowledging the source and original author’.1 ,2 …