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I’m writing my thesis and I submitted a paper on the same topic to a conference, where it got accepted. However, the contents such as methods, results, and conclusion are identical in text, i.e. I copy pasted the content from thesis to the paper.

Now I want to submit my thesis but I suppose it is self-plagiarism if I don't cite my paper. My question is, can use the same content in my thesis and paper if yes then how do I mention that content is reused? or should I rephrase my complete thesis now and then cite paper? But if I rephrase then how about the experiment results and figures? should I cite paper there as well?

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  • Consult your institution's thesis style guide. Sometimes the answer is in there. – Anonymous Physicist Jun 18 at 8:19
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    In a similar situation, I was told to put "Portions of Chapters 1, 2, and 9 are based on material that appeared in ..." in the acknowledgements section of my dissertation.' – Patricia Shanahan Jun 18 at 13:15
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Now I want to submit my thesis but I suppose it is self-plagiarism if I don't cite my paper.

Self-plagiarism isn't relevant here, your thesis isn't considered published.


My question is, can use the same content in my thesis

Yes.

then how do I mention that content is reused?

You can mention something along the lines of: This manuscript is based upon my PhD thesis [1].

or should I rephrase my complete thesis now

There's no need.

But if I rephrase then how about the experiment results and figures?

Again, there's no need.

should I cite paper there as well?

Citing your thesis once suffices.

  • The question is about citing the conference paper in the thesis, not about citing the thesis in the paper. – Uwe Jun 18 at 12:54

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