Ethical Standards, Item 7: Plagiarism

IVSA Code of Research Ethics and Guidelines | Published: December 2009

7. Plagiarism

(a) In publications, presentations, teaching, practice, and service, visual researchers explicitly identify, credit, and reference the author when they take data or material verbatim from another person’s written work, whether it is published, unpublished, or electronically available.

(b) The difficulty of using unattributed documents, images, and internet sources poses specific challenges to all researchers, and visual researchers will make attribution and give credit whenever possible. Images produced by others are not claimed as one’s own. Analytic research that uses the images produced by others is a methodology, and attribution and credit whenever possible should be indicated.