Last revised by Henry Knipe on 4 Dec 2023

Plagiarism, the passing of someone else's work as one's own, is unacceptable on Radiopaedia and will result in content not being able to be published. Existing plagiarised content that is discovered will be deleted.  

We know you all want to help, and you may be tempted to "cut and paste" sections of journal articles, textbooks or webpages into cases, articles, playlists or multiple-choice questions.

However, be warned, that even copying single sentences is unacceptable, even if you reference the source and even if the source is open-source or another permissive license.

Similarly, merely changing one or two words in a paragraph is not sufficient.  Translating text not written in English, even a single sentence, into English word for word is also unacceptable.

If you feel that your mastery of the English language is not sufficient to write the content yourself, please think of other ways of contributing (see: Getting involved). 

Use of Radiopaedia articles in cases

The use of portions of Radiopaedia articles within cases is permissible, however, you should avoid using large portions of an article. This is redundant and makes it impossible to keep both the article and the cases updated. 

Instead, when contributing, please take the time to find a couple of references, read and understand them, then write content in your own words. This will be a better learning experience for you and will create new original content we can share with the world. 


There are very few exceptions to the "no copy-paste" rule:

If you want advice or help, please feel free to contact the editorial board at [email protected].

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