Questions tagged [plagiarism]

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

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I do not want my research presentation to be recorded: what's the proper etiquette?

I've been invited to present a talk at another university on a topic of my choice, and I have decided to share the literature review section of the paper I'm working on and haven't published yet. ...
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Is changing some words plagiarism?

I'm looking for a clear, definitive answer to the following question: Is taking someone else's writing, and changing some of the words, inherently plagiarism? I find resources that describe plagiarism ...
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How to handle a lack of authorship even though you deserved it? [duplicate]

In Summer 2020, I worked on a research team with 2 colleagues and a supervisor on a ML paper. We (myself and my 2 colleagues) heavily built on some work that the supervisor did in the past to come up ...
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Would it be inappropriate to complete this project on my own?

About a year ago, I quit my PhD in mathematics. At the time, I was working on a project given to me by my former advisor. His contributions were as follows: Explaining the basic idea of the project, ...
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Can similarity between a software paper and the software's documentation cause the paper to be rejected? [duplicate]

I am writing an open source software which will be published as a public Github repository (code+binaries) and the accompanying documentation will be available on ReadTheDocs.com platform. I am also ...
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Plagiarism in a work I'm advising

I'm a research assistant in an university. I'm advising some students, in the capacity of co-advisor with another colleague, to write a work which is necessary for them to graduate and which will add ...
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I spotted a paper which has six pages worth of plagiarism: should I report it to the editor of the journal?

I spotted a 2019 paper which literally copy-pastes paragraphs from a 2011 paper and doesn't cite them. The author (who is different than the 2011 paper's) claims that as their own research paper. ...
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Found plagiarism in published paper - what to do?

I was recently reading a paper in some journal which described part of their method in the following way: Our goal is to perform [something] on our data, which is drawn from [distribution]. This ...
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Is paraphrasing with citation considered plagiarism?

As part of a thesis, I paraphrased a text from a peer-reviewed research paper and cited it at the end. But one of my friends thinks it's plagiarism. I wonder if anyone can make a comparison between ...
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Is it plagiarism to retell the sentences in textbook during closed book examination essay without a citation?

During a time-limited closed-book final exam, I was asked to write an essay summarizing what I learned in this course. I used a lot of key knowledge points and conceptual explanations from the ...
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Academic misconduct [closed]

My professor sent out an email saying he had evidence of me cheating in a Physics class. Exam was done on gradescope. And I don’t really know what evidence he has. He is requesting a zoom meeting with ...
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Comparing tools for plagiarism detection in writing

As a professor I’m planning to include more training about plagiarism in my courses to address some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings. What is your experience with such tools? My university ...
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Small unintentional plagiarism issues found after years of my Phd thesis. What can I do?

I finished my PhD in early 2018. I immediately sumbitted an hard copy at the dept. library and a pdf copy on the online database (open-access), a few weeks later as per Univeristy rules. at the time ...
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Can you reference a book if the author forbids it? Or maybe I have misunderstood the legal part of the book?

I would like to reference thoughts from a book, which would be a legal and normal thing to do, but there is a part on the first page of the book which makes me confused. Maybe the author forbids even ...
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Academic integrity and plagiarism issue related to an idea. How to handle and communicate?

In 2018, I shared an idea with an assistant professor from another university. I shared this because this is an idea many people are working on and are developing approaches to solve it. My PhD ...
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Was I unreasonably left out of author list?

Two years ago, I was about three weeks (fortunately I keep notes) into a postdoc research position with a federal government organization, and I was excited to participate in a meeting with a federal ...
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How should I report a prior plagiarism offence from undergrad after being admitted to grad school?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's coursework program in Australia and I've just completed my first semester. I've been looking into going to law school in Australia after I'm done. I submitted my ...
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Does copying a precise, concrete definition from Wikipedia into a paper equal plagiarism?

There is a one sentence precise definition for a graph theoretical concept that I would like to copy more or less 1:1 into my paper. The only thing I change is some naming as "points" to &...
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I am continuing with my Master's thesis on the same topic I worked on in my Bachelor's thesis. How much can I reuse to avoid self-plagiarism?

In my Bachelor's thesis, I implemented four new compression algorithms into a small Java library developed at my university (used only internally for teaching purposes). In my actual Bachelor's thesis ...
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A published paper is a literal translation of my own unpublished work. What can I do?

I found out that my supervisor in college translated an unpublished article of mine (in Chinese) into English verbatim and published it in a top journal, without any quotation marks or acknowledgments....
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Citing your own stackexchange post?

Let's say I answer some question, either someone else's or my own (eg this, this or this), on, say, maths se. Then later say I have a class that gives a certain homework and for 1 of the problems in ...
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Is summarizing a single source considered plagiarism?

Usually when I write a history paper, I utilize many sources. Currently I have an article, which will be published, for which citing many sources isn't really necessary. Quite simply, I'm taking a 250-...
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Concerning publication my master's thesis

Recently my paper was accepted for a conference and I presented the paper without any problem. At the final stages the publication committee is raising concerns my paper has significant plagiarism. ...
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If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, is there any possibility of resorting to a new assessment in the scientific community?

The question is a complement for other post not completely answered yet (Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil): If the editor-in-chief does not consider plagiarism, ...
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Plagiarism, intimidation and misuse of doctoral theses results in Brazil

After completing my phd, my advisor changed his behavior with me, starting to keep a certain distance, avoiding conversations like the ones we had throughout the phd. About 6 months later, he ...
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My PhD advisor sent me a plagiarized draft

While working on a paper, my PhD advisor (at a prestigious school, if that matters) sent revisions that included three pages plagiarized from a book. Thankfully I caught this before the paper was ...
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Faculty member plagiarized my work. What do I do?

When applying for a postdoc, I submitted writing samples from my dissertation. After I was accepted, I added to the institution's library a number of texts that I cited in my research. (This was a ...
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How to spot accidental/deliberate plagiarism and how to prove it?

This new question is related to this What to do when a section of a published paper has a section which contains similar results as mine?. In my previous question(linked above), I had asked that ...
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What to do when a section of a published paper has a section which contains similar results as mine?

I had a research article posted in arXiv on November 2020 and it is currently in review by a leading journal, I call it J1. Today when I was browsing research papers, I found that a research paper has ...
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Publish Abstract of Research paper in Researchgate before appearing in IEEE Xplore

I have 3 research papers accepted in 2 different intl. conferences in July'21 and the co-authors presented the papers already in August,21 (conferences are IEEE Sponsored, and going to index/publish ...
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Reference regarded as plagiarism

I was writing answers for my assignment about corruption, I put an example I took from an article from the web and cited it in APA format. I found out that my reference has been tagged as plagiarism. ...
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Can I post study notes based on a book to my personal website?

When taking a course I deemed specially important as an undergrad, I would usually choose a book from the bibliography the professor provided and read it independently of the classes; while reading, I ...
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Would these be adequate grounds for severe reprimand from my undergraduate program? [closed]

I apologize in advance for such a long and possibly bizarre question. I have tried to find an answer to this issue but could not find it anywhere. First I want to provide some context. I was a student ...
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Masters student used part of PhD student's work

I am a PhD student doing research in a university. I was working on a research project which would be part of my thesis and upon completion of some parts of it I submitted the draft manuscript to my ...
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Can submission to a journal be considered as a proof that the work was carried out first?

I understand Arxiv preprints are the way to go. But, I submitted a paper to an elsevier journal 2 months back. I am still to receive any review for it. I made a mistake of not putting in Arxiv before ...
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How to raise concerns about plagiarism when the corresponding author has passed away?

After I left graduate school, my advisor (the corresponding author) and another person (the first author) published a paper with a lot of data from my master's thesis. I was not even acknowledged, and ...
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Is it plagiarism if you copy the structure of an assessment? [duplicate]

I have a group research proposal assessment at my university, and my friend had previously completed the subject, so he gave me his assessment as guidance for how the proposal should look. His group ...
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Plagiarism and exclusion from a master's program?

I am an EU student studying for my MBA in Germany. I have been a top student throughout the year. However, my thesis (24% supposedly plagiarized text) and the last two assignments (55% and 56%) have ...
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Should I ask for my thesis to be cited?

I face the following problem: I have done my Bachelor thesis at an organisation (in 2019), where I had a contact point (CP) who supplied me the data, did some brainstorming with me and read the final ...
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Colleague stops replying emails about project, and later publishes the project with other colleagues?

I met a Chinese colleague in a conference, where we identified a research topic of common interest. So, we agreed on collaborating on a project and started exchanging some emails about the project, ...
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Two-thirds of my class colluded. Should I report them to the academic offences committee?

I teach a module in an electrical engineering MSc programme in the UK for which the students are given a technical project that carries 25% of the total marks. The project is a group assignment and ...
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Citing source of a theory?

Is it required to cite the source(s) in the cited works list if you mention a known theory like for example Maslow pyramide of needs?
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Getting caught by plagiarism checkers [closed]

I've been writing for people but I'm sick of a plagiarism checker known as 1text. It gives plagiarism reports for words and I don't understand why a word can't be the same on different websites. Can ...
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Citing the results of other peoples experiment in my own work

I'm doing a research for my bachelor degree final project and it contains no experiments. I found a paper which has published results of an experiment and their data and images/diagrams are so ...
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How do I use examples from someone else's book in my thesis (APA style 7th edition)?

I am writing my first Linguistic thesis and am struggling with a question I can't find an answer to. Since it is a Linguistic paper I need some word and abbreviation examples, which are provided by ...
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Is it wrong to take freelance work for a suspected school assignment?

I am most active on the statistics stack exchange (Crossvalidated). I run into the occasional graduate level student who's in completely over their head. I feel like I can "sniff" questions ...
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How to show in your thesis that a related work was published after your publication and did a similar things?

I am currently writing my dissertation and at the beginning, I published a conference paper that proposes how something can be used for a special purpose. I have cited someones something who never ...
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Is this plagiarism or common way of expression? [duplicate]

I have submitted my essay via Turnitin. Subsequently a similarity report was generated where all similar bits in my work were flagged up with the work of others. There is one bit flagged up where I ...
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Can I copy a Lemma one-to-one from another paper?

Instead of simply referring to a Lemma from another paper I want to copy it to my paper (using my Lemma numbering), cite it's original source and provide a proof of my own which might differ from the ...
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Is it appropriate to write the summary of an online course on my website? [duplicate]

I am doing a few courses on Coursera and youtube, while watching the lectures I usually take some notes, adding extra explanations and examples on things that I found difficult to understand. Now, I ...

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