Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct A Systematic Review

  • Shipra Awasthi Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi - 110 067, India
Keywords: Plagiarism, Academic misconduct, Academic integrity, Anti-plagiarism software, Turnitin, iThenticate, National policy


The present study focuses on previous studies conducted on plagiarism and academic misconduct during 2009- 2018. This study highlights earlier studies that dealt with the concepts of plagiarism and academic misconduct, factors of plagiarism, types of plagiarism, strategies to avoid plagiarism, anti-plagiarism software/ tools and need for anti-plagiarism software. The study is based on 408 sample records collected from the Scopus database. From the study, it is found that the abundance of literature is available on plagiarism and academic misconduct, which implies that the majority of users are aware of the concept of plagiarism and academic integrity. It is also found that in academics, a vigilant approach is required to tackle the problem related to plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct and accordingly measures must be implemented to control them. The libraries play a very significant role in creating awareness among the users by organizing training programmes. This study is beneficial for the researchers in comprehending the concept and building up the research keeping in mind the repercussions of different forms of plagiarism and academic misconduct.

Author Biography

Shipra Awasthi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi - 110 067, India

Dr Shipra Awasthi received her PhD in Library Science from University of Lucknow. Presently working as Assistant Librarian at Central Library, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has several publications to her credit in the form of journal articles and conference presentations. Her areas of interest include: Open access, institutional repository, digital library, scholarly communication and academic publishing.

How to Cite
Awasthi, S. (2019). Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct A Systematic Review. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(2), 94-100.
Special Issue on Promoting and Maintaining Integrity in Higher Edu and Res