Attributions and Academic Integrity

Topic: Education Issues
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It is crucial to know how to properly quote someone, such as a prominent person or an interviewee, for a news report or another piece of writing, such as a research article. Readers can identify the source of material they have read or heard by using attribution. If the material or a direct quotation was not obtained from one’s own first-hand experience, attribution entails giving credit to the source (Al Rozz & Menezes, 2018).

The entire name of the person, who provided the quoted material or pertinent information, as well as their work title, is normally included in the attribution (Suman et al., 2021). Proper attribution is vital because it pays credit to the individual who provided you with the information you needed, as well as presents the reader with an objective viewpoint. If a person is using quotes or paraphrasing from a source, incorporating the speaker’s name (or the name of the person who contributed the expertise) can help the piece gain credibility and avoid plagiarism accusations.

Plagiarism is when someone passes off others’ work or ideas as their own, with or without the authors’ permission, by incorporating it into their work without giving them full credit. This covers all previously published and unpublished content, whether in manuscript, print, or electronic format. It is the same as copying a passage word for word without surrounding it with quotation marks or identifying the source (Sprajc et al., 2017). Plagiarism is spreading on social media as a result of the lack of trust and the nature of social media communication. No one has ever used a cliché to describe my work, but I would be offended if it did.

To conclude, academic integrity is the expectation that professors, students, researchers, and all other members of the academic community act with honesty, trust, fairness, appreciation, and accountability, and any breakdown of this expectation are considered academic delinquency. It gives students and faculty the freedom to develop new ideas, knowledge, and creative works while recognizing and valuing the work of others.


Al Rozz, Y., & Menezes, R. (2018). Author attribution using network motifs. Complex Networks IX, 199-207. Web.

Šprajc, P., Urh, M., Jerebic, J., Trivan, D., & Jereb, E. (2017). Reasons for plagiarism in higher education. Organizacija, 50(1), 33-45.

Suman, C., Kumar, R., Saha, S., & Bhattacharyya, P. (2021). Authorship Attribution Using Capsule-Based Fusion Approach. In International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (pp. 289-300). Springer.

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