Plagiarisme is indeed wrong since it’s a claim of somebody’s scientific work as its own. In the academic world, plagiarism is also considered a moral misconduct which brought a negative impact to academic integrity. Therefore, plagiarism needs to be prevented and when happened, strict sanction and punishment need to be sentenced. In 2010, Ministry of Education has issued a decree to prevent and stop plagiarism among the academics. This article attempts to describe types of plagiarism, why it happens, and how to prevent and solution. Many references used came from foreign articles, since few were known about plagiarism in Indonesia. Types of plagiarism such as word by word plagiarism, word switch plagiarism, style plagiarism, metaphor plagiarism, idea plagiarism, self plagiarism, and plagiarism through internet were described. As an educational institution, the Faculty of Public Health University of Indonesia is urged to put serious attention to prevent and eliminate plagiarism using a system approach by creating conducive educational environment, respecting other’s scientific work, conducting training on paraphrase, citation, and reference writing in a proper way; creating and using simple electronic software to check sci- entific article plagiarism and encourage students to seek advice to prevent this disrespectful deed.