Cochrane policy on plagiarism


Plagiarism is a serious threat to validity and trustworthiness of medical research and Cochrane takes measures to prevent, detect, and address plagiarised content in Cochrane Reviews.

This resource presents the Cochrane’s policy on plagiarism and explains how plagiarism should be avoided, how to use the CrossCheck software to detect plagiarism, and what editorial teams should do in cases of suspected plagiarism.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Understand how plagiarism in Cochrane Reviews should be prevented, detected and dealt with

The following group of people contributed to the development of this policy: Ann Jones, Anna Hobson, Gavin Stewart, Harriet MacLehose, Karin Dearness, Laura Prescott, Liz Wager, Paul Garner, Peter Tugwell, Phil Wiffen, Ruth Brassington, Sera Tort.The starting point for this policy was text drafted by Liz Wager and Phil Wiffen on publication ethics, including plagiarism.