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Academic honesty and plagiarism

Plagiarism means imitating or copying someone else’s work and presenting it as your own.

In academic writing it is important to cite your sources. It should be clear to the reader which words and ideas are your own and what comes from other sources. Quotes should be marked using quotation marks and all sources should be referenced.

Read more about plagiarism and how disciplinary cases are handled at Lund University.


Plagiarism is considered a serious offence at the university. Lund University has common guidelines for the prevention and detection of plagiarism. In the Law programme, the library holds sessions during the 1st, 4th, 6th and 9th semesters in which plagiarism and its consequences are covered, as well as best practices for reference management to avoid plagiarism.

Ouriginal (Urkund)

Lund University use the Ouriginal (Urkund) detection system to prevent and detect plagiarism. Ouriginal compares student papers to other texts from the internet, some published materials, and the Ouriginal archive.


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