• Plagiarism is malpractice, the fabrication of others’ “ideas or work” published without the proper permission or
    citation of the original contributors. Plagiarism is detected through different software, i.e., Turnitin, before publishing
    any research data. The present survey study assesses whether academicians, researchers, and scholars around the
    world perceive this software as a creator or destroyer of new thoughts and ideas. A survey of this research data
    was conducted with academicians, researchers, and scholars around the globe. The number of respondents is 1100,
    including 688 teaching professionals, 347 non-teaching, and 65 others. The present study finds that 82.7 per cent
    of research professionals mentioned that plagiarism could be appropriately citable. 76.7 per cent suggested that
    plagiarism can be completely avoidable, and 72.4 per cent has been proposed to be punishable. The study also
    described that plagiarism software is a good, efficient, and effective creator for new ideas.