There is no such thing as self-plagiarism
April 13, 2016
the whole idea is idiotic.
Plagiarism is “presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own“. So self-plagiarism is presenting your own work or ideas as your own. Which is nonsense.
Can we please abandon this unhelpful and misleading phrase?
Note added subsequently, in response to Snarky Mᶜ̵Snarkface’s tweet: my real point is that discussion of the practice is actively confused by the use of this misleading term for it.