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

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International standards relating to a professor publishing a student's thesis work without the student as co-author

I am looking for international standards that speak specifically of a professor taking the thesis work of an ex-student that they had supervised and publishing a journal paper on that work (and just ...
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Got caught for similar answers on an assignment [duplicate]

So recently my professor reported me and my colleague for cheating and reported both of us to the Board. We haven't heard from them yet, its been a week. This was a class assignment for a masters ...
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May a piece of results be presented in two theses?

Let A be a Ph.D. student who had defined a master project for a master student called B. The topic was indeed a part of the overall Ph.D. problem statement of A. To make it feasibly doable by B, A had ...
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Does copying facts from Wikipedia, with attribution, constitute plagiarism?

I had an assignment where I had to create a web-based advertisement for a Computer that was created in the 1970 era or earlier. In my advertisement, I copied facts from Wikipedia such as "Output ...
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Disclosure of academic dishonesty during background check for tenure track

I am a CS PhD student in my final year in North America and I will be applying for academia jobs starting Fall 2020. As far as I know, there will be some sort of background check during the hiring ...
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Plagiarism Tools in Academia

A colleague of mine noticed that one of his co-authors copied and pasted a discussion from another paper into their manuscript. When confronted, the co-author freely and casually admitted to it. My ...
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can we use same text as shared on some website giving reference

I am preparing a paper.I have copy pasted text from several blogs websites in the research paper. I have cited the original website links from where it is copy pasted as it is. I want to know by ...
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How to address having been plagiarized by senior scholars without ruining the relationship

I recently came across a book written by two senior scholars in my field (anthropology), who cite a paper I published with a colleague two years ago. They cite us quite favorably and in most places ...
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Plagarism by a co-author in my paper

I recently submitted a manuscript for review to a journal. The manuscript was a result of an independent study and therefore, had 8 authors (students, advisors and a few other relevant collaborators). ...
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What should you do if you find a few sentences of verbatim plagiarism in the literature review of published PhD thesis?

I am a Ph.D. candidate. Here I have a question, and I really want to hear what you would suggest. Recently I did some literature studies, and I read a researcher's Ph.D. dissertation. She is kinda a ...
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How to detect cheating when students take online quizzes or exams from home?

I am currently teaching a basic R programming course with about 80 students. Under normal circumstances, a core course assessment component is a programming exam, which is done in the computer lab ...
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Including co-authored work in my thesis

One of the contribution chapters in my PhD thesis (computer science) is a work (paper) that I was actively involved in but the experiments (simulation etc.) was carried out by another co-author. After ...
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Cryptocurrency 3rd year dissertation using other source code?

I am doing my third year dissertation / thesis based on cryptocurrencies & blockchain. This is an amazing topic I am truly passionate about as it's a fast moving industry. At the core of ALL ...
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Is it okay to work on colleagues' ideas after they leave academia?

I've just discovered that a former colleague is now working on some research ideas that I developed and laid the groundwork for now that I have left academia following failure to obtain funding. I'm ...
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Approaching Another Lab With A Project Proposal Based On My Thesis Chapter

During my PhD I was stuck on a metabolic engineering problem which I figured out while writing up. I found plenty of evidence for the cause of the problem and devised a complementary system to allow ...
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Check plagiarism before submitting to journal

Last year, I submitted a paper to the WISA2019 journal. Unfortunately it was rejected. So if I submit that paper to other journals, will Turnitin’s result show a high percentage of plagiarized ...
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What to do when another researcher used my results without credit in a science documentary?

A former colleague (not collaborator) used main results of two of my published papers in a science documentary featuring their work. They had briefly mention to me at some point, that they wanted to ...
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Is there such a thing in the academic world as “common knowledge”?

This is a question about plagiarism and about when citations are necessary. If one works in a particular academic field there may be statements that everybody in that field accepts, that have been ...
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Is it okay to copy somebody else's words and sentences?

So I am writing my master's thesis, and am reading a lot of papers. I usually do a lot of 'backtracking' (meaning, read one paper, then look at who they cited and go read those papers). Doing this, I ...
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Is reusing sources self-plagiarism? [closed]

I have a class that I have to research a topic on. It can be anything and all I have to do is inform the class about the topic. It's not super intense research, just a small amount, enough for a 5 ...
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Is it plagiarism and/or copyright infringement if research started from one person but another diverged onto a different path?

TLDR at the bottom. Odd situational question for everyone (or maybe not) since this is out of scope for me. Hoping to get a clearer insight from a more experienced crowd about research, plagiarism ...
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A paper was published with material from my thesis without my knowledge: Correction or Retraction?

I have completed M.tech and submitted my thesis. A year later I realized my thesis was used to publish an article which was a replica of a section of the thesis. Even the values were the same. I was ...
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Realized a co-author inserted plagiarism into our paper 8 years ago - what to do now?

Recently, after the acceptance of a paper, the journal said some sentences were exactly copied in my manuscript. I was shocked as I was the first author. Later, we found that during the preparation of ...
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To what extent should relevant background be discussed vs. just referenced?

Is is perfectly appropriate to refer reviewers to other papers for understanding a concept or writer must include the concept in his paper too? What should be done while keeping brevity, plagiarism ...
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How to proceed after academic dismissal from PhD program (plagiarism) and successful completion of master's?

I was dismissed from a (Canadian) PhD program on the charge of plagiarism. I had muddled up sources, and the professor insisted I deliberately did it to get higher grades. My student advocate ...
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Accidently gave essay notes to a classmate

So at the last day of class a classmate asked if they could borrow some of my lecture notes for studying for the final (this was a history class). I said sure and sent them to their usb. Since it was ...
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Is using the description of an award as-is in a CV considered plagiarism?

When applying to graduate programs, most universities ask for a CV. If one has to provide the description of awards they received in their CV, will it be considered plagiarism if they use the official ...
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Results published by others first in parallel. Is my work still publishable?

I am a college student who worked on a small problem in applied mathematics for two years. I recently get together some results that could be sent to publish. However when I am finishing my draft I ...
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How to quote from a source in a different language

I'm writing an essay in English, but much of my source material is in Spanish (my first language). I know how to reference my sources in the bibliography, but how do I quote within the text? Do I ...
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Is it appropriate to rewrite and republish another author's useful but very badly written paper?

I found an engineering-related academic paper from a number of years ago that was published in an obscure journal, likely not peer-reviewed. The English writing is very bad, like it went through three ...
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Using Fiverr for proofreading/editing essays [closed]

I have written my Statement of Purpose all by myself. Now, I am planning to use Fiverr to proofread the essay since I come from a country where English is not widely spoken. Does it count as ...
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Reporting Plagiarism in Older research

Disclaimer: I apologize for the vagueness of this post as i do not wish to speak negatively about anyone particular on a public forum. I've been doing research on a specific topic looking at two ...
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can repeated submission of papers omitting main contributor considered as plagiarism?will the journals retract such articles?

I have completed my MTech in an elite institute in India. During my tenure, my professor forced me to collaborate with a Part-time Phd student, hence the work had to be shared data, analysis & ...
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Is mistakenly attributing something to an author that they did not say misconduct or simply bad scholarship?

Related: Miscited in a bachelor thesis In the above question, the OP mentions that, ...my bachelor thesis had been cited....I have been attributed a conclusion that I haven't drawn, and is indeed ...
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Colleague indirectly accusing me of plagiarism? Help?

I recently got my PhD degree. 2 years of my PhD were done under supervision of X under their department. The rest was done under supervision of Y in another department. When we separated and I moved ...
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Citing unpublished figure from an ex colleague

A former colleague has created a figure. The figure is not published and serves only as a mean for information sharing. I used to be a part of that research group and thus had access to it. I ...
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Academic dishonesty: Sending material to other group members?

To help with the rest of the members for the group assignment I sent some images of a guide on how to do academic research for assignments. This ordinarily came from another unit of mine, which was ...
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Supervisor published my thesis figures without including me as an author

The supervisor for my PhD thesis has recently published a paper with another student. In this paper, the other student has replicated one of the chapters of my PhD thesis for publication. For ...
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How does graduate admission committee detect plagiarism in letter of recommendation?

If my current recommender recycles the letter from previous recommender after each other's consent, will this be classified as plagiarism? This is for MS programs to US universities FYI.
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Regarding Publication Authorship

I worked with this teammate on a 4-people class group project. We did research, conceived ideas and prototyped the concept together. I just found out that he is publishing this research work with ...
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how much input from someone else can a student have in an essay without it being collusion?

From the very first assignment an undergraduate student has been submitting work which has been heavily and repeatedly revised by her father (who is an A level teacher of the subject of her degree). ...
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What to do when the professor does not stand up to cheating? [closed]

I was the teaching assistant (TA) for a very introductory physics course at a large state university. In the course of grading for this class, I came to learn that my university used the same course ...
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How to react once you discover someone plagiarized your call for papers?

I am editing a special issue for the reputable Journal A. My special issue is now closed and I am still running the paper reviews. Much to my surprise, I discovered my CFP is plagiarised word-by-word ...
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How to cite a method that I describe in my paper since it is not standard in my field

In one of my PhD papers I am using a statistical model that is not known in my field, and many readers (including my PhD supervisors) will not be familiar with it. I therefore dedicate a subsubsection ...
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My research was plagiarised and won best paper of a conference. How to proceed?

I am a PhD student in electrical engineering, and I recently found out a published paper from another research group which I am collaborating through a joint project using exactly my idea and the data ...
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Is referencing online solution acceptable when completing assignments

I'm not sure if I'm overthinking this. Recently I had an assignment that is intended to be completed individually in which I cannot understand one of the questions at all. Lectures didn't help as the ...
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I have been accused of copying two lab reports from the previous year even though I had done everything by myself

Today I got accused by my professor of cheating and copying two reports I submitted. I had a formal meeting with the professor where he tried to push me into admitting I cheated by showing me the ...
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Self-plagiarism in Publication-based commentary PhD thesis? [duplicate]

I am writing a publication-based PhD thesis, and the thesis will not be publicly accessible once has been finished due to classified data included. The thesis is not the traditional sandwiched thesis, ...
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Should I reveal academic misconduct on grad school application?

I am currently applying to grad schools due soon, and on the system I am using to apply to different schools, it asks whether an academic sanction has been levied against me. In my first year of ...
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Can a company prevent a co-author of a paper from putting his name on it?

I was working for a company where we put forward a paper with other colleagues. I was the first author and the paper got rejected. After that I left that company. Recently, I found out that they ...

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