Correct citation practice

Academy Advisory Memorandum

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

2014 | 9 pages | free

At the request of the Academy’s Board, the Committee on Citation Practice, chaired by Prof. Jozien Bensing, has drawn up an advisory memorandum to clarify what constitutes the correct reuse of previously published texts, ideas, and research results. The reason for producing the memorandum is the terminological confusion that recently arose regarding the concept of ‘self-plagiarism’ and the ensuing broad discussion of what is and is not permissible when reusing previously published material.

The Committee analysed the various different types of reuse, with or without attribution. It also developed an assessment framework that provides guidelines for assessing specific cases and that can be used to help train young researchers.