Plagiarism is the practice of taking credit for someone else’s work.

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How to write/cite a description of a software product in a master's thesis?

I am writing a master's thesis in the area of computer sciences. A lot of developer tools and software technologies/languages are involved. Each of these tools and software technologies has its own ...
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Can a PhD student accused of plagiarism revise/resubmit the thesis?

I don't know how to ask this so please forgive my ignorance and lack of vocabulary. Consider a case as below. I just would like to know.. : Can a PhD student who just defended their thesis, but is ...
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Plagiarism of my work

My classmate (now a lecturer at Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria) published my entire masters thesis’ work in an internal journal (IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE)) without my ...
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Author on paper overly similar in content to previously published work

I was a summer intern at a research group while I was in high school. They submitted a paper with me as an author and it was rejected in large part due to similarity to their previous paper which I am ...
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What counts as plagiarism? [closed]

Plagiarism is, the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original ...
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Is it plagiarism if only a short phrase or construct is the same?

Suppose we have some text in a scientific journal article A. It is a verbatim copy of some text published in a related article B which is referenced by A, and this phrase is used to explain the same ...
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Why is plagiarism so harshly punished?

I realize why plagiarism is morally wrong and punishable. This is not a question about why it is wrong. This question is about why plagiarism is dealt with so harshly compared to other violations. ...
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How to reduce negative consequence for the person I plagiarized my assignment from?

Due to some personal reasons, I didn't get to complete my semester end project. So I copied my friend's project and submitted it without major changes (I know I was a fool to do that). Now we are ...
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Is copying standard definitions from e.g. ICD without quotes considered verbatim plagiarism

In textbooks published by my faculty staff members, Authors often include definitions from WHO or ICD using passive speech (... is defined as ...) Is this legal? Is copying these standard ...
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Friend's Involvement in Plagiarism [duplicate]

So, I've edited the question to hopefully give more clarity on the situation: I've recently learned that my friend ( A ) assisted in plagiarism for another student ( B ) by completing the vast ...
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How to write a follow up paper describing a different solution to a similar problem

I presented a paper last month in an IEEE conference and now I am writing another paper on the same topic but the method is different. While writing the Introduction and Related Works part of the ...
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Caught plagiarizing [closed]

First off, thank you for taking the time to read this and possibly help me. I'm a freshman in high school. I go to a tech and aggie school so I have a week for academics then it switches off to ...
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Is there a risk my Statement of Purpose will be plagiarized if I post it online?

I am currently looking to send my Statement of Purpose to an English TA for editing. The problem is that I am afraid my Statement of Purpose might get plagiarized. However, since my statement is ...
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How to report plagiarism in a publication

A friend showed me a paper that literally copied two pages of another paper, without any reference. This clearly is a fraud. He tried to inform the authors of the original paper. Is there any other ...
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What consequences are imposed by an institution when a researcher commits plagiarism?

Not sure if you've been following the story of a South Korean Prodigy, who tried to get his PhD degree based on a proceedings article (copyright protected) that his advisor has previously published ...
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How can I challenge a grade based on false accusation of submitting non-original work? [duplicate]

I need some advice on what I can do, and how much hope is left on this case- A couple of months back, I finished my Media GCSE and got a C. It's alright, I guess, but I hoped for a little higher. It ...
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Plagiarizing Professor [duplicate]

I have a professor that pulls slides from the internet to fill his lectures. He does occasionally attribute the slides to the original author (in class, not on the slide itself) but the majority of ...
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My essay has been plagarized in a journal article - what to do?

I have an essay online on a dense philosophical text. One sentence of my paraphrasing or interpretation of this text has been copied verbatim in a now-published journal article. In that article, the ...
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How much unfinished work and unexplored ideas should one share in a presentation?

Background: I am a fourth year math graduate student working in differential geometry in the US. I'm currently preparing a presentation for a graduate seminar at my university, and today I met with ...
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Journal paper and conference proceedings note appear to be identical, is this plagiarism?

I am looking at these two papers in the field of astrophysics. One is this journal paper and the other is a proceedings notes from a conference. It almost looks like these two papers are copied ...
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Can copyright prevent claims of self-plagiarism?

So, I had somewhat of a thought experiment idea. I'll be honest: I define plagiarism as misrepresenting who wrote (or provided the ideas of) parts of your papers. I don't believe you can ...
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Do authors normally check their own papers for plagiarism?

I was recently asked to review a paper (for a very reputable journal). In the cover letter, it says "This paper has been checked with turnitin to ensure there is no similarity to other papers." I ...
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I reported plagiarism to a questionable journal. How long should I give them to amend?

I recently sent the following letter to a journal of questionable reputation: To whom it may concern: In the [Journal Redacted], in the paper titled [Paper Redacted] by [Authors Redacted], ...
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Someone plagiarised my entire paper. What should I do now?

I am a high school student who has worked on multiple (well, 4 to be exact) pure math and CS papers. All of them deal with fairly significant problems, so some of them have been published by now too. ...
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My work was submitted by collaborators without my name, and the university supports them. What are my options?

I have collaborated and written several research papers where my co-authors withheld the final draft and submitted the paper without my name as co-author. Two papers have single authors (not me) and a ...
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Dealing with a huge block of similar definitions between two papers

I want to write a private research paper, which aims to have an academic level. I'm not yet a participant of academia, that's why the paper is "private", in case you wondered. Anyways, since I have ...
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What to do about a student whom I suspect of having plagiarized but who claims not to have?

I caught a student plagiarizing on a programming assignment by copying someone else's code and replacing some variable/function names. I gave the student a zero, and shortly afterward he emailed me ...
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Is sharing R code for a dissertation consider to be plagiarism?

I'm working on my individual dissertation in finance. This thesis tests the low-volatility factor on European markets. The core methodology is creating Fama and French portfolios, testing the new ...
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The phd advisor copied my thesis to another's

I have a fairly unique situation going on that I'm not quite sure how to handle. A colleague of mine completed her PhD two years ago on the topic of arts and the local community. Since she was ...
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Plagiarism of Lecture Slides

Original Post: I recently attended a lecture with highly technical content. One of the middle slides in the deck had a particular phrase that reminded me of something that I had read several years ...
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Can I use purchased graphics in an academic paper/poster?

I've purchased a bundle of infographic element sets (templates for charts, graphs etc) which are licensed for personal and commercial use. Would it be generally acceptable to use a template I've ...
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New paper which is very similar, but subtly different, from previous paper

I wrote a paper that contains a fairly long and intricate proof. Now I have a new paper I am working on that extends this proof to a slightly different setting. Even though the overall setting is only ...
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PhD advisor wrote a review of my PhD work without me, any grounds for complaint?

My relationship with one thesis advisor was not good due to various issues including previous authorship problems, his rampant drug use and bullying behavior. Nonetheless I wrote six or seven papers ...
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My work was published before me. What should I do?

Some time ago I switched departments within the same institution. Before leaving I had an idea of a paper and started to work on it. I shared my thoughts on it with my then-coworkers and they praised ...
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How does one effectively assign mathematics homework when all answers to all questions are available online? [duplicate]

In my department, we typically adopt textbooks that are very refined, sometimes in their 7th or 8th edition. Because these books have been around for so long, all of the homework problems have been ...
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“Retrofitting” sources

There seems to be a sort of craze about having as many references as possible. Among the students at my university, it has become common practice to write a passage of text and later figure out if ...
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Citations in a Paper After the Whole Quotation is Shown

Say I have a quotation that is written at the top of my page something like this: Abook Robert Contor was always an odd fellow, but when the neighbors discovered his secret, everything ...
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Should I be careful who I share my unpublished results with?

If I have a very good result, should I share it with an academic (Professor) from another part of the world who is an expert in the subject, but whom I have never met? I’m interested in ...
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Should I acknowledge the source of a problem in a math assignment? [duplicate]

For a math assignment that I am giving my students, I have included a problem from Spivak Calculus. I have the following two issues and I do not know what I should do: If I do not acknowledge the ...
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Plagiarism Checker [duplicate]

My first research paper is due tomorrow and my university does not seem provide students access to Turnitin. There are numerous other plagiarism checkers online but none seem to be reliable. Are ...
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How to avoid plagiarism when working on an idea not developed from a student who quit the PhD program?

I am doing a PhD in economics. I had an idea on an issue of my interest. With making some research, I found out that there were a guy (he was also at my university) who did not finish his PhD, but he ...
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Possible to defend myself from plagiarism in draft thesis?

I recently submitted my latest draft thesis to my advisor. I had been having problems with my advisor because I had found him unhelpful, he would not make it easy for me to ask him questions as he ...
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Misguided plagiarism phobia - is it a thing? (mainly related to difficulties in understanding English)

I'm an enthusiastic contributor to one or two sites that help learners of English. I've noticed a problem that crops up again and again. Many non-native speakers of English make efforts to disguise a ...
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Penalties for postdoc passing off students' work as his own?

What penalties might be imposed for a postdoc taking the work of multiple graduate students (even from other institutions) and passing it off as his own without even providing an acknowledgment of ...
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A student posted my lab materials as a “project” on Instructables, and hid its origin as a lab assignment. How should I address this?

TLDR: A student posted my lab assignment as a “project” on Hackster.io and Instructables. His posts hide its origin as a lab assignment, in which a lot of the materials (texts, circuit diagram and ...
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How can I protect open research from being plagiarised?

Since open research is about publishing data which are accessible to all, what kind of actions should I take to prevent open research from unauthorised copying or its data being plagiarised without ...
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Is using other's survey questions verbatim considered a plagiarism

I liked the questions on various surveys I examined. Rather than paraphrasing, I want to copy some of them directly, and use them in my survey, which is required for my dissertation. What do you ...
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What to do after I was named as co-author on a paper, without my consent?

A few years ago, I found a conference paper, of which I was a co-author, being re-published as an article in a (not highly ranked) journal. It was a textbook example of plagiarism, copy-pasting whole ...
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Citing a verbatim copy of a table?

I found a table that exactly fits my needs but the technical nature of its contents makes paraphrasing very difficult, and in most cases impossible. How does one create a one-to-one copy of a table, ...
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How to handle student plagiarism appropriately?

I am nearing the end of teaching a course for first year students with a fellow student. We assigned a paper and 2 students have submitted almost identical papers. The policy is that if a student is ...