One of my conference papers has been accepted but not yet indexed. I have uploaded it on arxiv. I wrote an extended version of the thesis. According to the requirements of the journal, the duplication rate with the original conference paper should be less than 30%. I used itenticate to check the duplicates. But now there are some problems that I don't quite understand.

  1. First of all, the paper with the highest repetition rate did not declare which paper it was, but gave it to a website. How should I determine it?
  2. I found that the papers I uploaded on arxiv did not show up in the list. But since I'm an extended dissertation, I have a few paragraphs of text that I haven't revised, why isn't this being found? I uploaded one last year.
  3. How much do I need to reduce the overall repetition rate?
  4. How can I do a duplication check with my conference paper? It's not indexed online yet, and I'm wondering if my revisions are over 70%.


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    The question(s) is(are) unclear to me. Please clarify more!
    – Yacine
    Apr 27, 2022 at 7:13
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    I have added some descriptions. Is there anything else unclear? Thanks!
    – Yujie
    Apr 27, 2022 at 7:17
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    The solution is to stop worrying about metrics and start worrying about writing a good scientific article that your readers are interested in.
    – Louic
    Apr 27, 2022 at 8:37
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    I don't think this seems contradictory. It would be nice if you could convince the editor-in-chief of that journal not to care about specific metrics.
    – Yujie
    Apr 27, 2022 at 11:40
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    I don't understand what you mean by "the paper with the highest repetition rate did not declare which paper it was, but gave it to a website". A paper is a passive object, it cannot declare anything by itself. Someone*/*something must declare something, but I don't understand what that is supposed to be. Apr 28, 2022 at 1:11

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I do not think the journal is only wanting to know if 30% of your text is the same as written in the conference article. I believe they want to know that the ideas/results you intend to present have not been published elsewhere. Does the work you already have accepted contribute less than 30% of the content or meaning of the work? This is probably not something you can measure using a comparison software, but something you need to reflect on yourself.

If the question you are asking is instead a technical question about the inner workings of the plagiarism software, ithenticate, please clarify that in the question.

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