Questions tagged [plagiarism]

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

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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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Is it okay to use somebody else’s methodology in my own paper (with proper citations) or is this plagiarism?

My research is a content analysis about portrayal of mental illness in films. The research I wanted to base my methodology is also about mental-illness representation. My research questions differ to ...
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Checking Plagiarism among student's work (PDF documents)

I want to check the plagiarism among the students work. I have student's assignments and looking forward if I can make some settings in Turnitin to test the plagiarism only among student's work. I ...
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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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plagiarism and transcription of audio recordings

Does it count as plagiarism if a student pays a professional transcription service to transcribe an audio recording of a social science interview/focus group for the appendix of their written ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it unethical to use a published code in my PhD thesis work?

I used code from a published Masters thesis in my PhD work. I have modified just 10% of the code to suit my research requirement. However, most of the code is as developed by the original researcher. ...
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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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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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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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What to do if a referee plagiarises the result after rejecting a paper?

I find myself in an awkward situation. Nearly two years ago I submitted a paper to a reputable mathematics journal. After 15 months it was rejected with the rationale that there had been papers ...
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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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How to correct plagiarism in my own Master's thesis, years later?

My situation is somewhat similar to this question, but I'm the plagiarizer. Six years ago I did my Master's degree by coursework at university X, and wrote the Master's thesis under supervision of ...
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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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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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How can I prove that I didn't plagiarize?

This year I have decided to take a Computer Science course on FLVS, an online learning institution. Throughout the whole year, I worked well, and I had a lot of fun with the course. I was close to ...
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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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Can I use images from Wikipedia in my paper?

I am new in the field of writing papers and publishing them. This is my first work. While writing my paper, I thought it would be great to explain some concepts I have used in this paper beforehand. I ...
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Can free plagiarism tools cause plagiarism false positives when students upload content checked with free tools to Turnitin?

As a lecturer, I have advised many students to use a free plagiarism checker tool to verify their work is plagiarism free, when they don't have access to a widely-used paid tool like Turnitin. I ...
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Should I make project report public before publishing journal article [duplicate]

I have written a report about a piece of user research that was carried out with an industry partner. The partner wants to make the report public, and I would also like it to be public as soon as ...
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Should I mail my advisor concerning his attitude towards me, and possible re-use of my ideas by a colleague?

I have been doing some research for my masterthesis. I had a supervisor for this task, who was (to my opinion) quite harsh and unhelpful in his feedback. I pursued it nevertheless, and continued on ...
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Is copying the exact statement of a definition or a theorem considered plagiarism?

Let's say in a paper when I am talking about a theorem someone else proved, I state the result in the exact same way, word for word, as in their paper. Is this considered plagiarism? I would still ...
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Are there reasons to revoke my degree if I shared old notes with a current student who was caught plagiarizing my work? [duplicate]

I graduated university (UK University) a couple of years ago with a first. My friend is currently enrolled at the same university and was struggling with an assignment I had completed and still had a ...
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Using material from own publication for Master's thesis

I am currently working on my master's thesis in physics. Parts of my work seemed to be relevant for the scientific community, so we decided to publish a paper about my findings (arXiv + journal [...
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What tools can compare all text of submitted assignments semantically after paraphrasing and detect plagiarism?

With advances in AI, it is becoming clear that students are using paraphrasing software/sites (spinbot, quillbot, rephraser, etc.). I wonder if there are any free tools that can detect semantic ...
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Is it ethical to copy a research idea?

I am a high school senior. One of my friends did a research project in a certain field of Computer Science 2 years ago and it won a lot of awards. He is now at university. I read his paper and ...
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Pre-print service like arXiv but with private option, so I can correct my mistakes without publicly advertising my mistakes?

As a student, I make mistakes all the time, and stealing my idea will not face heavy retaliation. I don't mind if someone comes up with concurrent works, but I do mind if my key idea is leaked. Many ...
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Using research paper as guidance vs research plagiarism?

I am an high school senior who has recently started getting into research in Electrical Engineering and CS. One thing that I have trouble in understanding sometimes is determining the difference ...
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Submission of survey paper and graduation thesis almost in same time

Location: South Korea. I am writing a survey paper and PhD graduation thesis and will submit them in 2020 July and 2020 June respectively. I am going to use Section II of my survey paper in my ...
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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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Would this be considered a case of plagiarism?

I finished writing a report for a course (in my undergrad) and I submitted it to Turnitin for a similarity check (8%) and in one part I noticed it highlighted fragments of one sentence. The flagged ...
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Is this level of citation acceptable in a dissertation?

Please can anybody reassure me that I am okay. I have been so distracted thesis that I’m behind in my revision for my finals. Never once in my project did I take credit for something that wasn’t mine ...
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How does one approach reverse-plagiarism -- being attributed authorship without contribution or consent?

For reasons I am not going to delve into, I was given second authorship outside my consent on a couple of conference papers I have absolutely no contributions on. To resolve this, I have been ...
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Is re-using an idea from a research proposal considered as self-plagiarism?

It is known that re-using oneself idea in his/her published work without citing is considered self-plagiarism. In school, submitting an assignment which uses certain amount of works from a previously ...
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Would an international student A in the US helping another international student B in Europe cheating be punished by US university?

I have a quick question about a hypothetical situation: An international student A in the US helped another international student B in the Europe finish the entire several homework assignments and an ...
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Utilising assignment for thesis

I had utilized an assignment that was under a free license to explain a part of my thesis but did not self-plagiarize by copying my own written work for an earlier submission. Is it acceptable?
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What do I write as response for an academic misconduct investigation?

I am a first year student at a UK university and submitted an essay for one of the courses a couple of months ago. Now, I received an email in which I am informed that some passages of my essay are ...
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Plagiarism, ethics, software use, [closed]

I want to prepare video courses in the field of informatics sector such as programming, system administration, network administration, cyber security, etc.. and make profit them on Udemy, YouTube, etc....

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