Questions tagged [plagiarism]

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

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Interrogated for cheating based on discrimination a potential lawsuit?

I have been taking a couple online classes. I also had a baby a week before the classes started. It has been an incredibly stressful 10 weeks. Anyway, I had a project I had to complete for a business ...
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How to handle intellectual theft by a colleague

My question is somewhat related to this one, but with the additional twist that my superior, who could be handling the case, as well as some of my friends, are implicated. A colleague of mine asked me ...
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how one is not accused of plagiarism when including an article in a MSc thesis? [duplicate]

Let us suppose that I am following my MSc studies. At the end of my compulsory courses I have an accepted article for being presented in a conference with my advisor. For graduating, I need to prepare ...
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Writing an Original State of the Art Section When There Are Recent (Meta-)Surveys for the Topic

Problem In many fields, it is customary that every paper has a section describing the state of the art of the field, to give a background and show familiarity with related works. While sometimes, this ...
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Plagiarism and academic Teaching use

Often while teaching (Engineering) it is convenient to illustrate a concept by a figure / photo / sketch etc. which is pre-existing in literature: perhaps another book, or vendor document or a code or ...
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Official designer designed a logo for my lab but it turns out that it's just a copy from somewhere else, should I report it to the university?

About 8 months ago, somebody in our university that works for our library designed a logo for my lab. A few weeks ago, when I was searching in Internet for something, I suddenly found out that this ...
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Is it considered plagiarism when you modify your professor's proof when solving a problem in a homework assignment?

I have a homework wherein a problem is eerily similar to a theorem we have proven and discussed before in class. Since we have a policy that the only concepts and theorems that we can apply to our ...
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Checking research paper plagiarism in Turnitin [duplicate]

I want to check my paper plagiarism in Turnitin before submitting it to journal.(Just I want to be sure plagiarism percentage is low) What is the disadvantage using Turnitin before submitting the ...
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Seeking advice with dissertation chair: possible theft of idea and possible blackmail

I am hoping for advice in how to move forward. Last spring I submitted two proposal ideas to my dissertation chair. He told me that the first idea was 'inappropriate.' I proposed a comparison of ...
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Does this case constitute plagiarism?

I recently read a dissertation where I recognized sentences that appeared in earlier papers but are not cited in the dissertation. Here are some of these sentences. He also appears to be copying from ...
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I found a paper with a similar structure, method, and conclusions from an attendee of a conference I presented at. Is this plagiarism?

Facts: In 2019 I gave a presentation at an international conference. The paper, a systematic review of my field of study, was uploaded on the website of the conference. One person in the audience ...
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How can a I check plagiarism free of cost before submitting my research paper?

My graduate school doesn't offer TurnIt facility. All tools available online charge money. How can a I check plagiarism free of cost before submitting my research paper ?
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How do I use lemmas that are probably already proven, but including the proof myself is quicker than looking up a source?

Suppose I have proven several lemmas during my work that are neither original nor significant (these results were needed for applied engineering/CS research, not mathematics). I believe that if I ...
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Plagiarism and credible sources

Plagiarism is the reuse of other's materials without proper credit and acknowledgement [1] Credible sources are vaguely defined, but it can be attributed to verifiable facts in the literature [2] I ...
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Do we have any software to check plagiarism in SOPs and LORs?

Softwares like Turnitin and IThenticate serve the purpose for the plagiarism check of the documents, but they have their own databases to check from and compare with the provided document. According ...
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Can students use Turnitin to view papers submitted by other students in the class?

Does the Turnitin Similarity Report show students snippets from papers submitted by other students in the same class? For example, say John submits his paper a few days before the due date. Then Tim ...
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Using a github code for my journal paper

I'm conducting research on cyber bullying classification. I recently found a github repository containing code on sentiment analysis which looked at different machine learning algorithms, doc2vec + ml ...
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Is an idea still 'novel' when already published in a blog post?

Can I publish an idea as a paper if somebody else has published this idea in an online forum or a blog? I believe it's useful to publish good ideas academically because posts on forums and blogs are ...
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Plagarsim check [duplicate]

Could your own preprints of the same paper on arXiv and other sites be considered as plagiarism when the journal checks this paper using, for example, Turnitin plagiarism program?
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How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis

I am an Indian student and studying in the USA away from home and family. I am writing my master's thesis in a private University and we were two weeks away to submit the final version to the ...
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How do you make sure you don't plagiarize unintentionally?

Forgive my complete newbieness, but I truly don't to know the answer to this question. If you decide to write a scientific paper for possible publication in a conference/journal (in engineering, for ...
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Is this website that claims to provide paper writing services real and legal? [closed]

I've found a jaw-dropping page that offers to write essays for you (link redacted to avoid promoting them). Quotes: SWAMPED WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS? EXCEL AT ACADEMIC PAPER WRITING WITH OUR HELP ...
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Using .tex files from arXiv as a template for new papers

It is well known that anyone can download the LaTeX source code of the papers on arXiv. My question is regarding the use of that source code. Say you are working on a paper that is a follow-up to an ...
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My former post-doc host failed to credit my work in a paper - what to do?

I was employed as a post-doctoral fellow at some institute, and left it a couple of years ago. When I left, it was on ok terms with my host (= person who invited me and arranged for funding for my ...
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can I take parts from my thesis (different language) to be used in a paper without paraphrasing?

My PhD thesis is in French, can I take parts from it, just translate them to English (without any paraphrasing) and use them in my next paper? would this cause any plagiarism issues?
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Paper was rejected for high similarity with parts of my own dissertation

My PhD thesis consisted of two published papers and one submitted paper embedded in some additional framing. For completion of my PhD, I had to upload my thesis to the servers of our academic library, ...
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Supervisor using my dataset without my consent to submit papers with his other students

During my PhD (field of machine learning) I've been working in collecting a very large dataset. The whole work took more or less 1 year. I had the idea, collected most of the data and wrote all the ...
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What to do if your research idea has already been published?

I am an amateur researcher (no PhD, Masters, etc...) and just want to put something out there so I can put it on my resume to demonstrate I know how to perform research and hopefully get a job. I did ...
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copy paste from another research (for figures)

I know that we should not copy paste any text from one research. it is form of plagerisim. but can I copy a figure/chart from one research and put it in mine (with mentioning the reference) ?
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Is it ethical to use already existing material to complement teaching?

As background, I have a MSc in Chemical Engineering, and I am currently teaching in one of the first Fachhochschule-type institutes that have been established in my country. This institute stands as ...
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Self citation and plagiarism [duplicate]

This remains an old concern of mine, and something I have never been able to wrap my head around. For instance, I have never understood why using your own sentences that you have crafted without ...
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Supervisor submitted without consent of co-author postdoc. Postdoc also submitted to another venue with consent of supervisor. Plagiarism problem?

My previous postdoc supervisor submitted our work to a conference venue in December last year. He was the first author in this submission while I was the second author. It got accepted in March 2020. ...
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How can I compare photos and PDFs submitted for an online math test to detect for plagiarism?

I have a group of 1000 students giving an online math test, and 10 teachers (each one evaluating 100 students). Some of the students sent photos and others sent PDF files for their submissions. I ...
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Would this kind of paraphrasing be called “plagiarism”? [closed]

Original Text: The questionnaire was designed by the researcher to gather data on the perceptions of students based on their experiences in the blended environment. It consisted of Likert-type items ...
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Review articles - Would it be plagiarism or misconduct if “implication” not added?

To write a review, does the author must find some "implication" over the papers it based on? Example-1: Suppose author 1 has a theory or a proposal or framework but the language is unclear, not very ...
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What do I do about my lab head misattributing my grant proposal?

The head of my lab and I wrote a grant proposal together. Last year we submitted it with me and them as chief investigators. This year I wasn't allowed to submit grants per the rules of my government ...
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Professor asked me to hand in a plagarism report. How do I do it? [closed]

My professor told me to submit plagiarism report of my project work. How do I do it? I have tried online softwares but they are not working.
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What can I do about someone publishing my work from GitHub?

I have many public repositories working on projects related to machine learning stuff, and it has recently come to my notice that someone has published a machine learning research paper based on one ...
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Incorporating results of supervised student theses in own thesis

During my PhD thesis, I supervised the creation of Bachelor's and Master's theses. The official supervisor was always my own PhD supervisor (since I am officially not yet allowed to do university-...
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Can I cite lecture notes? [duplicate]

I’m now writing a masters thesis in mathematics. I’d like to introduce basic definitions and theorems in the beginning. By basic I mean truly basic, like the definition of a connected graph and the ...
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Plagiarism between a Physical Review Letters paper and a previous arXiv preprint

I am a PhD student and today, a PRL paper has been published in which a part of its main section reports the same results as our arXiv preprint, that was submitted also to PRL (and to arXiv) at the ...
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How to avoid plagiarism in expository-style thesis? [closed]

The background of the problem is similar to this question but the question is different. Is this plagiarism or something similar in a master's project? As my work is of expository nature and 2 ...
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Is this plagiarism or something similar in a master's project?

I am a master's student in 3rd world Asian country. My master's thesis guide (who was from a different institute) abandoned me after giving a research paper to read. Now, with no guidance left as no-...
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In the related work section of a dissertation, can I use images and source code from other articles, with attribution?

I'm brushing up the related work section of my master's dissertation, and it would be very useful to include some diagrams and code snippets from other articles on that section (and that section alone)...
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Do Universities go through old assignmnets to check for plagiarism?

I am new University student, in software engineering program. I was FALSLY accused in plagiarism in my second semester and it resulted in a 0 on the assignment of course. I believe a student copied my ...
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Would this be considered plagiarism?

I'm currently about to finish my BA thesis, and my topic is bullying. I have read several books, studies, and such that can be connected to my topic. I finished the literature review, but haven't ...
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Review paper very similar to mine

I have published a review paper a few years ago in an important journal which was recently (last month) cited by a review paper related to the topic (published in another journal). However, a ...
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Are nonfiction writers, that avoid the use of footnotes/endnotes, respected by the academic community? [closed]

I've seen books of Jared Diamond (biogeographer) and other fine nonfiction writers, that don't use any references or footnotes/endnotes - not even bibliography. Instead, they put a "for further ...
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Could a student with plagiarism in assignment get a high grade in a class? [closed]

This semester I took a course and the prof is very restrict with the assignments, I had special circumstances (due to my research and my displacement), which required me to commute between cities to ...
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Strategy to avoid duplication when my paper is under-review

I am a Research Scholar in Mathematics in my initial days. I wrote an article and submitted it to a good journal recently. I am confused with the following inquiry of mine: If my article gets ...

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