Use of text-matching software in education and research: a review of select literature

Awasthi, Shipra ; Tripathi, Manorama


The paper reviews the literature and dwells upon the reasons behind the occurrences of plagiarism. It reiterates that the anti-plagiarism software are automated programs and should be used in conjunction with human intelligence and detailed human scrutiny. The authors highlights the advantages and disadvantages of using the anti-plagiarism software and recommend that training sessions and orientation programs be organized for the students and researchers to sensitize them to the basic principle of honesty in academic and research enterprise, impacting all the stakeholders.


Misconduct; Plagiarism; UGC; Ethics; Anti-plagiarism software

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