Should plagiarism lead to retraction in all circumstances?

Should plagiarism lead to retraction in all circumstances?

Plagiarism is often one of the commonly cited reasons behind retraction of scientific papers. However, should plagiarism in any form necessarily result in journal retraction? Instead of retracting plagiarized papers as a rule of thumb, should journal editors make an attempt at assessing the worried author’s intent before determining on retraction? The article discusses these viewpoints as well as the role of journal editors in determining a paper’s future.

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