Plagiarism in Project Studies

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Plagiarism is condemned yet remains a frequently occurring form of academic misconduct. This editorial informs project scholars about plagiarism and Project Management Journal’s (PMJ®) approach to it. We define plagiarism as the theft of words, ideas, and representations, and explain three principles to judge plagiarism based on our expectations on research integrity: honesty, originality, and authorship. Accordingly, plagiarism detection services (PDS) assist but do not limit our judgment. We hope to lay the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of plagiarism in project studies, and thus help (early career) scholars understand the different facets of plagiarism and thereby avoid it.
TidsskriftProject Management Journal
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)3-10
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2021

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Published online: 5. Januar 2021


  • Plagiarism
  • Academic misconduct
  • Project studies
  • Judgment
  • Research integrity