Extension publication editors from around the United States are finding cases of plagiarism within manuscripts that Extension educators submit as new public education materials. When editors confront such educators with the problem, some don't understand it as such, rationalizing that reproducing published information for a new purpose qualifies as authorship and a legitimate method for fulfilling their Extension job duties. This article describes potential repercussions of such assumptions, underlying reasons for the problem, and solutions.
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Rollins, D. (2011). Plagiarism Within Extension: Origin and Current Effects. The Journal of Extension, 49(5), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss5/11