Revista médica de Chile
Print version ISSN 0034-9887
ROSSELOT JARAMILLO, Eduardo et al. Plagiarism. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2008, vol.136, n.5, pp. 653-658. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872008000500016.
Plagiarism is defined as the intellectual fraud in which an individual attempts to unduly appropriate, for his/her own benefit, the knowledge, ideas or discoveries of someone else. It is not uncommon in academic settings where research is conducted and a creative work is carried out. Due to the dismal consequences of plagiarism, cautionary measures and sanctions are required to avoid it. This paper is intended to warn and promote a discussion about plagiarism. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile and its ethics committee believe that a fight against these type of actions will contribute to prevent their detrimental effects on the moral and intellectual patrimony of our society
Keywords : Ethics; Plagiarism; Practice guidelines (Publication type); Scientific; missconduct.