Everyone's talking about plagiarism issues.
But what exactly is plagiarism and how can you avoid it?

Time and again plagiarism issues, even by well-known experts, are uncovered. Could your academic work - or parts of it - contain plagiarism?
What can you do to avoid plagiarism?

Office of Examinations and Recognition Services


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In accordance with the 2002 Universities Act, UG 2002 academic work is not only considered plagiarized if it is copied in its entirety. You commit plagiarism when you copy sections of work and fail to correctly cite the work. Also using theories or information from others as well as paraphrasing and translating foreign-language works are plagiarism if you fail to cite the source and the author/the originator. This also pertains to the results of someone else's work other than your own.

When it comes to citations, please observe the respective supervisor's and/or individual institute's specifications.

To avoid plagiarism, once academic papers are submitted to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services, they will undergo a plagiarism scan.

The JKU has created an Ombuds Office to address informal conflict resolution and proper scientific practice in regards to the guidelines listed below. The Ombuds Office is maintained by five members who have been appointed by the rector for a period of three years.

Guideline for safeguarding good scientific practice