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Questions tagged [plagiarism-checker]

This tag is for software (and other) solutions that allow to check a text or a submission to a journal/conference for instances of plagiarism. The tag is also for questions on the ethics and concerns when using such solutions as well as other issues related to the use of plagiarism-checkers. For questions that are about plagiarism in general, please use the tag "plagiarism" instead.

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What is the acceptable similarity in a mathematics PhD dissertation when checking by Turnitin?

I have checked the originality of my PhD thesis in mathematics using Turnitin. The similarity was 31%. Is this percentage acceptable by most committees?
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Plagiarism from preprint of paper (from the Arxiv)

Recently we have written a research paper and posted a preprint on the Arxiv to obtain some non-official peer review and to increase the quality of our paper. Till now we have not submitted this paper ...
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Which free online academic plagiarism checker is closest to Turnitin?

Which free online academic plagiarism checker is closest to Turnitin by quality standard of rigour? Turnitin features that even somebody plagiarize the context of a passage by use synonyms or simply ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

I've finished writing my thesis and have done an online plagiarism check. I used to check and got a lot of plagiarism. I don't understand why. You can find an example ...
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Plagiarism-checker to prevent self-plagiarism

I am working on my PhD thesis and have to write a monograph based on my publications. To prevent that I plagiarize myself, I came up with the idea to automatically check my thesis against my ...
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Do authors normally check their own papers for plagiarism?

I was recently asked to review a paper (for a very reputable journal). In the cover letter, it says "This paper has been checked with turnitin to ensure there is no similarity to other papers." I ...
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Plagiarism checker for mathematics paper

I recently accepted to referee a mathematics paper. This is my first referring assignment and was wondering if there are free plagiarism checkers more suitable for math papers. side note: Several ...
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Why would a university restrict publication of work due to plagiarism fears if TurnItIn was used?

I used to host some code I'd written for university assignments publicly on my GitHub account (after the deadlines had passed, of course). Before long, I received an email from the dep't asking me to ...
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Potential issues with uploading copyrighted material to TurnItIn?

My university uses TurnItIn to check student's work for plagiarism and collusion. I think the underlying TurnItIn database includes both submitted work and material it has found by crawling the web, ...
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