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

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Plagiarism in paragraph and image, or not?

I wrote a review paper with my classmate during our master's program. We checked it in Turnitin, and the similarity was less than 10%. It got published in an Elsevier journal with an impact factor of ...
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Found possible instance of plagiarism in joint review paper and PhD thesis of high profile collaborator, what to do?

I am a new assistant professor, and I just started my faculty career. I encountered a problem when collaborating with a tenured associate professor from an American University. I am a new faculty, and ...
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Can I paraphrase a conference paper I wrote in my dissertation?

During my dissertation, I wrote a conference paper that has been accepted but that will only be published after I deliver my dissertation. I now want to paraphrase the content of that paper into my ...
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How should I handle a consistent academic misconduct by a certain group of researchers

I recently encountered an incident in our research field where a group of researcher falsely claimed credit for our work in their publications. They have been consistently publishing papers containing ...
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Replying to an editor after plagiarism accusation and manuscript rejection

As the title of this question suggests, a manuscript that I submitted was flagged as plagiarized by iThenticate and was rejected by the editor. The editor claims that the manuscript has 35% similarity ...
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How do I save my group project and my mark?

I'm concerned about two members in my Marketing Simulation school group project this year. Let's call them Member A and Member B, respectively, in this. Besides me, there are 5 members in this group. ...
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How to approach publications when my information source isn't published? [duplicate]

I recently posted a mathematical question on MSE. I got a very useful, non-trivial answer that completes the last piece of information i needed to produce an article. By now, i haven't found any ...
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Got roped into (what I’m pretty sure is) a scam conference. What now?

I got roped into what might be a scam conference, called the “International Conference of the Humanities” (name slightly changed for anonymity’s sake) On the website they’ve published the previous ...
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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

I am sharing a course with a colleague, the share is 50-50. I do my part, she does her part. However, I noticed that for her part, the entire structure of the course, from the slides to notes and ...
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Potential Plagiarism by a reviewer (that we recommended to PC chair)

I recently submitted a paper to a conference and received four positive reviews and one negative review. The negative reviewer did not want any discussion on the paper, so we contacted the program ...
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How to Address Unprocessable PDF Submissions in SafeAssign for Plagiarism Checks?

I am an astronomy professor who recently started using Blackboard's SafeAssign tool to check for plagiarism in student submissions. I've encountered a persistent issue with one of my students, whose ...
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Is voluntarily omitting to cite known relevant previous work a form of plagiarism, and what to do about repeated instances?

Consider the following scenario: Person A and B start a collaboration, and discuss a variety of concepts over various months. Person B ceases the collaboration, authorizing Person A to pursue the ...
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Came across a very similar framework: what to do?

I am from a social science field. As a part of my dissertation I have published a paper on my topic in a journal with good standing. In that paper, I propose a framework to analyze an issue and ...
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Is this self-plagiarism?

I have two papers which are using totally different methods and are on different subjects. However, in both papers I use the same case study as a benchmark. The case study is very technical. When I ...
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How to acknowledge "hints" in a math thesis?

Would you consider it plagiarism if you receive a hint from somewhere or someone regarding a reference to look up certain information but fail to give credit to this source or person in your work? For ...
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Paraphrasing when citing

I'm wondering the benefit of paraphrasing when citing in a scientific journal. The same stuff in different clothes? Some people say that it shows that the author has understood the text which he is ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

A friend of mine teaches German at a university outside the EU and has observed a rise of the quality of essays written by students, comparing the same years of study: first-year students now compared ...
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Is the rediscovery of a result of a published paper from a different source plagiarism?

Is the rediscovery of a mathematical formula using a different method to the result of a different paper than the one that published the formula earlier considerable as plagiarism or unethical in some ...
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Plagiarism or just cheating?

I teach a course on how to write a scientific paper. One of my requirements is no copy and pasting. Period. Including quotation marks and an inline citation does not get a student around this rule/...
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Is Dumping PhD Work on a Junior Scientist a Form of Academic Misconduct? Who Should I Report it to?

A potentially controversial issue that can jeopardise the career of one or more people, so I am treading lightly while protecting the concerned persons as much as possible, save a few details for ...
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Is using content from publicly available sources (without alteration) for my own course material academic dishonesty?

I want to develop a course syllabus. I was reading course syllabi from multiple universities in the US, Europe, and Asia that are available online. I have seen diverse syllabus of the course I am ...
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Dealing with repetitive introduction sections - copy-paste-edit approach

I often find myself writing summaries of the same sub-(sub)-branches of mathematics in the background sections of my papers. With time, this grows somewhat tedious, since there are only so many ways ...
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My colleague took my teaching materials to use as their own. What should I do?

I am a postdoc and for the past several years I have been teaching a course for which I have designed all of the lectures, seminars, reading lists, etc. A new colleague joined our faculty last year as ...
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Is it plagiarism to use the same research method for similar papers?

I have to submit an original research paper for my Capstone. I was pretty excited about the topic and the method. However, I was gutted after finding a pretty similar paper which employed the same ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

I am a graduate student in math. I am coming up on the end of my masters, and multiple classes require LaTeX submissions. These classes are all very difficult by default, and spending multiple hours ...
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is this plagiarising an economic model

I am currently writing an undergraduate economics thesis in collective household behaviour. I have found a paper that uses a mathematical utility model very similar to one I have been working on ...
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Plagiarism detected in a conference proceedings (Edition 2023)

I recently found out that a theoretical concept of mine (published at 2020) has been presented as a new contribution in some conference published in 2023 without citing my 2020 paper. I reached out to ...
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Is it Self-Plagiarism to paraphrase my own published work in my thesis without citation?

I recently completed my PhD in Computer Science in Australia and am now a postdoc at a U.S. university, where I am assisting a PhD student with his thesis. In our field, it is common to publish ...
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Did the Harvard president really plagiarize, or was it just an omission of citation? [closed]

Recently, the news has been abuzz with allegations of plagiarism against the Harvard president. At first, I assumed it involved outright cheating on original creative content. But upon further ...
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Evaluating the Sensitivity and Specificity of Various AI Detection Tools in Academic Settings [closed]

I'm researching the effectiveness of AI detection tools in identifying AI-generated text, especially in the context of academic integrity. Specifically, I'm interested in understanding the sensitivity ...
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Publishing a questionnaire that was used with authorial permission

We have used a questionnaire which was designed and used by another research team. We have permission from the researcher in charge of the team to use their questionnaire. Now we want to submit our ...
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Do journals check for plagiarism after a paper is accepted?

When I first submitted an article to a journal, Turnitin showed 10% plagiarism. However, it went through many revisions and each time I added some text, but did not check for plagiarism again, because ...
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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

I submitted my Anthropology paper about abortion in the United States to my teacher, and I saw the Turnitin report being 40%. Needless to say, I almost got a heart attack (figuratively, but it felt ...
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Should I copyright my figures in my report?

I am writing a report for an assignment in which I have used Tikz/LaTex to make several plots, block diagrams and figures in general. Due to the hard work that has gone in to making them I do not want ...
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After a plagiarism complaint, the journal is slow to respond and not taking any action. What should be done?

Someone from where I work took a piece of work I wrote and published it in their name without informing me. I gave them almost a year's time to remove that paper. They did not. Now I complained to the ...
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High similarity index on turntin

My paper got accepted for a conference. Before submitting the paper, I used Turntin to check for any similarity and found only 6%. But after the conference reviewed my paper and sent it to me, I again ...
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What is considered plagiarism when writing a literature review paper

Taking someone else's experimental data and passing it for your own is objectively wrong. I would not argue with that. But what about when you are writing a review paper about some topic that doesn't ...
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Plagiarizing a published paper in introduction?

I was reading a math preprint on archives (not yet published), and in the introduction the authors say "Following author X in [ref]..." and go on to set up the problem. When I went to [ref], ...
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Found mistakes in my PhD application research proposal after acceptance

I was recently going over my PhD application research proposal and to my horror I found a few mistakes that might constitute as plagiarism. Even though it is fully cited and even though it is common ...
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How to manage and differentiate literature reviews for different papers with related subject?

I wrote a research paper on a given topic. And now I'm writing a continuation for the same research. My question are : How to include the literature review of the previous paper in the current paper ...
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Plagiarism (and the wider problem of copyright) discussion

Anything related to copyright that I've known, as someone who is not a lawyer, goes like this: "As long as you cite properly, there is no need to worry about plagiarism" Today I learned that ...
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How to go about an unclear academic misconduct

In a lab I supposedly conducted academic misconduct by sharing my paper after the time was up. However, in the lab we are allowed to coordinate with our peers and ask questions about the processes of ...
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Professor want to discuss my grades [closed]

Is good or bad sign that my professor want to discuss my grades on my previous midterm right before class? I’m scared. I believe he’s going to kick me out of class.
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Do I need to refer to a publication which provides a useful summary of primary sources?

If a secondary source provides a great summary of a primary source, do I need to cite that secondary source? For instance, what if Foo, B. (2009) wrote the following: World (2003) maps factors which ...
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Coauthor copying text - is it plagiarism, and what should I do?

Someone I coauthored a paper with a couple of years ago has recently posted a new preprint (with some new authors) in which several paragraphs have been copied from this earlier paper; at least two ...
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Is it considered plagiarism if I implement a program by closely following a book?

I am creating a software application for my bachelor thesis. I have found a book that guides me through the whole implementation process of my problem, as well as a source code and I am following the ...
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Will plagiarism software find my drafts in Overleaf?

I am a Ph.D. student in mathematics and soon will start writing a thesis on my published papers. I think Overleaf (online cloud) would be more flexible to write the thesis instead my TeXstudio editor. ...
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Improper Citation in Group Project: Have I done the right thing?/What can happen?

I am a U.S. grad student about to wrap up my first semester of my program. In one of my classes, we had a relatively large group project that ended a few days ago. Group leaders were not assigned, but ...
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How often do you have to cite a source when stating that you follow someone's work at the beginning of the section?

I am writing my thesis at this point and I have some sections, which started as follows: Throughout this section we follow \cite[Section 3.2.1]{...} for solving ... I am wondering whether I have to ...
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How to handle reviewing a paper which I suspect has been generated by AI?

I am reviewing a paper from a fairly famous journal in computer science. I am mostly sure that the paper was generated by AI. The paper has many problems and deserves to be rejected on the merits. But ...
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