Plagiarism Policy

According to Merriam-Webster, to plagiarize is “to steal or pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own; or to “use (another’s production) without crediting the source; or “to commit literary theft; or to “present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.”

It’s critically important to avoid plagiarism in the content hosted on Collapsepedia. With this in mind, contributors must follow these practices:

  • If you are copying a short snippet of text from a source word-for-word, please always place the text in quotation marks and reference the source.
  • Never copy and paste more than a short snippet of text from another source, such as two to three lines of text.
  • If you are summarizing text from a source, please make sure to summarize and not just simply change a few words. Furthermore, please reference the source of the text so readers can see that you have summarized content from elsewhere and so they can reference the source as needed.
  • For any references included in your contributed content, please include them as endnotes or as inline references (examples forthcoming).
  • For any original content, such as a practice learned through your own personal trial-and-error, please indicate how this content or advice was developed.

Because incidents of plagiarism might occur both intentionally and unintentionally, all editors and readers are strongly encouraged to actively identify incidents of plagiarism and report them in writing. To report an incident of plagiarism, please email us at

  • wiki/plagiarism.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/02/14 00:12
  • by arijuniper