Avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious breach of research integrity and it is important to understand what it is and how to avoid it.

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism

The Academic Honesty and Plagiarism website has useful information, practical advice and resources about plagiarism.


You are strongly encouraged to use iThenticate to check the originality of your writing early on and throughout your studies, The use of iThenticate at thesis submission will become mandatory from 30 March 2020. We also particularly encourage the use of iThenticate at confirmation and before submitting any articles for publication or conferences. You can submit a substantial piece of writing (a thesis, a section of a chapter, or the written progress report) to obtain an iThenticate Similarity Report compared against a database of published research literature and discuss this report with your supervisor/s.

Please go to iThenticate at the University of Melbourne for more information.

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