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Fulbright Thailand’s Plagiarism Policy


Published Date : May 27, 2020

What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the use of another’s ideas, words or information without appropriate attribution. It is intellectual theft, whether committed intentionally or unintentionally.

What could be plagiarized?
Information, words, charts or images from both published and unpublished sources in any language and by any contributor, including oneself. All such information, words, charts or images must be correctly and fully attributed to their sources.

Common knowledge that is easily found needs no attribution, but when in doubt, provide attribution.

Types of plagiarism (adapted from Turnitin, 2016, cited in IIE webinar)

Copying and Quotation
• with or without a slight change of words
• without quotation marks and appropriate attribution

Paraphasing
• citing from one or more sources with only slight changes of words without appropriate attribution

Problematic Attribution
• inaccurate, incomplete or non-existent attribution

Unethical Collaboration
• citing collaborative work without giving credit to the partner(s)

Self-plagiarism
• citing or copying one’s own previously published work without attribution

Non-Originality
• composing entire content from citations without any of the author’s own ideas

Acceptable attribution
• Naming the source of the copied words or information in the text
• Using footnotes or end notes, ensuring these are complete and correct. Note that Word and other word processing software provide tools for creation of footnotes and endnotes. Also note that free citation generators are available online
• Inclusion in a bibliography may be a necessary, but not always sufficient attribution.

Plagiarism checking
If you have any doubts about plagiarism in your text, use one of the plagiarism checkers available online or ask your university to provide plagiarism checking software. The Fulbright program will be using such software and if violations are found, action shall be taken immediately.

References
2019. “Academic Integrity and Academic Dishonesty.” Harvard College Handbook for Student 2019-2020. Accessed April 14, 2020. https://handbook.fas.harvard.edu/book/academic-integrity#two.
Holly Obe., r Scott I. Simon & Daniel Elson. 2012 . “Five Simple Rules to Avoid Plagiarim.” Springer. September 28. Accessed April 14, 2020. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10439-012-0662-9.
IIE. 2019. “Fulbright Foreign Student Application Study Objective and Personal Statement Guidelines.” Accessed April 14, 2020. https://af.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/268/2021-22-Fulbright-Essay-Guidelines.pdf.
Michaela Panter, Ph.D. n.d. “In Your Own Words: Best Practices for Avoiding Plagiarism.” AJE Best Practice Series. Accessed April 14, 2020. https://www.aje.com/dist/docs/Avoiding_Plagiarism.pdf.
P Mohan Kumar, N Swapna Priya, SVVS Musalaiah, and M Nagasree. 2014. “Knowing and Avoiding Plagiarism During Scientific Writing.” U.S. Natonal Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. Sept – Oct. Accessed April 14, 2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212376/.
n.d. “What is plagiarism.” Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. Accessed April 14, 2020. https://poorvucenter.yale.edu/writing/using-sources/understanding-and-avoiding-plagiarism/what-plagiarism.
Turnitin “Type of Plagiarism” 2016. Cited by IIE at Fulbright webinar on February 12, 2020