Global Plagiarism Output in the 21st century: A Bibliometric Study

Jayanta Bhakta, Trishna Bhui


Plagiarism which can be viewed as stealing of others work without proper citation is one of the leading problems in this scholarly world. The problems related to plagiarism have been escalating more quickly around the globe. Many scholars and academics have elevated their concern about the rapid growth of plagiarism. The study was made to recognize the total growth of publications written on plagiarism by worldwide authors, most productive country, highly prolific authors etc. The data was extracted during the period of 2000-2018 from Web of Science database. A totality of 2561 literatures based on plagiarism were found and calculated. Most of the literatures on plagiarism were published in the year 2017. Wiwanitkit, V was the highly prolific author by publishing 24 of the articles. 32 literatures were produced by anonymous authors. English was the most preferred language for publication and the average author per paper is 0.51. The Single authored papers are predominant during the study period and it was also observed that most of the literatures are in closed access platform.

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