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Questions tagged [plagiarism]

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

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Is it possible to protect a paper before publishing it?

In an answer to the question How to protect scientific open research from being patented? one reads ...if you publish your research, this protects from anyone subsequently filing a patent on it. ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to copy & paste from my own published paper to my grant application? [duplicate]

If I copy & paste sentences from my own published paper to my grant application, will it be considered self-plagiarism? Is it forbidden? The grant application is not published anywhere; this is an ...
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Can a PhD supervisor take unpublished ideas from a student's dissertation?

Rephrased question: Can a PhD supervisor take unpublished ideas from a student's dissertation and work on them hence denying the student the opportunity to work on her ideas herself? I completed a ...
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Dismissed from PhD due to disability-related misconduct: how to answer question about dismissal?

I committed plagiarism at the end of my PhD. My psychiatrist found that the plagiarism is related to a psychiatric disorder (mental health problem). I have published many papers in top journals and ...
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Publishing a review of another person's proof

For a Graduate level math course one of our assignments was to prepare a lecture on a topic to give to the rest of the class. My topic was to present a result that had been discovered some years ago ...
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Is it allowed to write a paper using another's framework?

I am an undergraduate, and I recently found myself interested in a topic in economics, and there is a famous article, his framework including something like "model, negotiation, uncertainty...etc." Is ...
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Is it justifiable to closely mimic the structure/organisation of another thesis for your own thesis

I am currently in the process of writing my masters thesis. During my research I found this another thesis and I really like the way it is organised and structured. By structure, I mean the heading ...
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How much am I allowed to edit my ESL friend's Master's Thesis?

I am lucky enough to be on a good schedule with my own edit: Thesis and have a little extra time. Earlier in the year, I offered to edit one of my classmate's/close friend's dissertation in Computer ...
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Suspicion that fellow PhD student lets someone else do his job

I have the definite suspicion, that a fellow PhD student in my department hired someone else on a freelance cloud working platform to do his work. I saw him/her using the website of this platform ...
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Avoid plagiarizing other surveying authors when describing the work of a third

I'm currently writing the State of The Art chapter of my thesis. To my advantage, there are many good surveys in my field. My views are not equal to other surveying authors, so the structure is not ...
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Is copying numbers from published scientific articles considered plagiarism/copyright infringement?

Considering that proper reference is provided (journal, author name, date etc.), is copying exact numbers from published scientific articles could be considered plagiarism or copyright infringement? ...
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Would summarizing peer-reviewed articles on a blog be frowned upon?

Lately I've been reading a lot of the influential papers in my field (computer science, but specifically, machine learning). What's about to happen if I decide to publish my detailed notes (along with ...
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Is it okay to directly copy a diagram/image from another research paper into yours?

We are writing a research paper and for our experiments using a model/architecture that was created by other researchers for a specific task. We are using the same model in a modified way for a ...
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How can one disclaim?

How can an innocent person disclaim a plagiarized publication which he did not give consent for publication? The paper has has been published without my consent and my name was included as a co-author ...
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Is using a similar experimental procedure and analysis structure to test something different considered plagiarism?

Here is the situation: I am currently writing a thesis which uses a behavioral experiment to answer the main research question. Its main aim is to test how a certain welfare scheme would affect ...
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Does getting a post graduate research TOPIC off the internet constitute plagiarism? [closed]

I'm currently applying for a post graduate scholarship and need to do a research plan. I have an idea of what I would like to research on but i found a better coinage of the topic on the internet. ...
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Is this plagiarism?

I was in a Master's Program and worked on my Thesis. When I began the program, my advisor gave me a list of possible thesis options or I could choose my own. I chose one from the list. I designed ...
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Saw Principal Repeat Key Word from Famous Professor without Citation [closed]

I was looking at a principal's Message to the School page on her school website, and I noticed that she repeated a key phrase from a TED talk by a noted educator. This principal is using the key ...
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PhD Project proposal with plagiarism

Two days back, I got a favorable reply from a professor who is happy to be my supervisor for a PhD program. The university is one of the famous universities in Australia. Unfortunately, the deadline ...
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Plagiarism in journals

I'm looking for some advice. In the course of my research on a particular area, I came across 2 papers on the same subject. One was written in 2010; the other in 2015. Both are published in equally ...
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How to cite software used to produce data/images?

I have made a building model in an energy simulation software tool. I have taken a screenshot from this model and I want to publish it in my thesis. I'm not sure if citing the software is necessary or ...
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Algorithms and review papers

Suppose a review of algorithms used to solve a particular problem is to be written. Is it considered plagiarism or malpractice if the algorithms to be reviewed are copied verbatim? Do the algorithms ...
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Is it bad to use the same interview instruments?

It is often recommended to use instruments that have been previously validated (e.g. satisfaction questionnaires). The rationale behind: that these instruments have been thoroughly validated and you ...
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Plagiarism using reviews in a thesis?

As the title says, I'm writting my thesis and I am looking through many reviews, since they easily collect all the useful information that is general and it would take me too much time to find by my ...
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Idea stolen from proposal. What are my options?

Here is what happened: I suggested collaborating with some group and sent them a proposal for a grant application (in 2011) - and I had not seen the proposed idea anywhere before then. they were not ...
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Is it ok to copy/paste a section of a previous paper of mine into a new one? [duplicate]

I'm in the Physics community. I've already published an article on a journal where I've described a solution scheme that serves to solve a certain problem. Now, I've discovered that the same approach ...
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Do I have to Cite an Image I have edited?

I have received an Image from a source I am not sure about, I have edited it to suit my own project, now do I have to cite the main source?
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Should I continue reviewing a paper after having discovered plagiarised content in it?

I received an invitation to review for the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. I started to analyze the manuscript by reading the title, abstract, introduction, results ...
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Would it be unethical to not cite a figure obtained from a Q&A forum?

We are writing an article in which we should give a figure (a satellite image; not a real map) to make the 'preliminary' section complete and understandable. However, drawing the image ourselves is ...
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What should I do if I think that my former supervisor has published our results without citation or acknowledgment?

A few years ago I worked in a lab as a visiting researcher (something like internship). As the result, I had to write a short report which at that moment didn't look like a proper paper. Recently I'...
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How to prove that a student is plagiarizing with paraphrasing software like Spinbot?

Plagiarism software will not detect assignments that use Spinbot or other paraphrasing software. How do you prove a student is doing so?
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Can I use figures from papers published by other authors in (the literature survey part) my thesis defense presentation?

Scholarly work usually requires comparing methods in the recent literature. Such work can be explained elaborately in words for an article but not so easily in a presentation. I would like to ...
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What should a lecturer do when an international student plagiarises and the student claims it was unintentional?

A student has plagiarised her assignment. The lecturer gave all students a lecture on plagiarism at the beginning of the semester. The student maintains she was absent that day but the university does ...
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Common scenario and situation leading to similar questionnaire — Is it plagiarism?

I recently had to make a questionnaire for my research. For this questionnaire, I tried taking some ideas from other examples for the questions. Another student was working on the same topic and did ...
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How much plagiarism would you consider too much in an academic book? [closed]

I appreciate the technical answer to this is "zero", but in reality, there is probably some room for pragmatism. I have identified a senior academic, who in two published books has copied and pasted ...
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Conference issue >> Rejected paper is still in the database/submitted [closed]

Last year I submitted a paper in a local IEEE conference. The paper was rejected. This year I have a plan to submit the modified version of the paper in another conference. When I checked the file in ...
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Is it plagiarism to copy an ethics statement on animal research?

There are only so many ways you can say "This research was conducted in strict accordance with the guidelines of XX." I'd had the fear of plagiarism burned into me since high school (I think the rule ...
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Can I copy text from an article to complete my review article?

I'm currently writing an article and wonder if I could copy text from various articles. Is this appropriate? I checked similar review articles and found they copied the abstracts for similar works, ...
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Is it plagiarism if I don't mention where I found a quotation originally?

Say author A writes on Topic B and in this context uses quotation C which is not from the same field and appears highly original in Topic B. I then read this article, and I am myself writing on Topic ...
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Can an advisor write a student's PhD thesis?

I've recently discovered a strange situation. A few years ago, a senior mathematician published a certain solo paper X. A few years prior to that, one of his students wrote a thesis Y on the same ...
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How to establish a global authority to deal with academic plagiarism?

In the vastness of today's academia, the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's ...
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How safe is it to load (La)TeX source files to arXiv?

It is mandatory that manuscripts that are TeX/LaTeX-based must be submitted along with all source files, which includes the tex document, images and supplementary files (like CSV files) required to ...
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How to prosecute plagiarism when the discoverer of the plagiarism is an outside third party?

Recently a group of students have investigated the the alleged plagiarism in the thesis of one of the most famous alumnus's of Glasgow Caledonian University. In one specific case, a crowd-sourced ...
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Academic Honesty for Teaching Staffs (Case Study) [closed]

I want to share a case study with you. Peter received a Bachelor's Degree from ABC University. Later, he wanted to pursue a higher degree (e.g. MPhil degree) and found a potential supervisor in the ...
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Is following video tutorials online of programming plagiarising?

For my dissertation, I have decided to create a program which involves multiple mini games such as a snake game, tic tac toe, maze game and a puzzle game. Although, I liked programming, I struggled ...
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Conditions valid for plagiarism and dishonesty

i had submitted an assignment requiring distributed code to achieve a fairly complex application. Since this was my first attempt I took help in the form of tutoring , demos of particular libraries ...
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Help me understand plagiarism concerning computer programming

My question revolves around "understanding of plagiarism concepts in and around the gray area of academic programming" Suppose there is an assignment "A" which asks for a distributed application , ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to summarise a topic in the introduction of two of your papers using similar references and examples?

I have written two papers, let's say X and Y, about a concept, let's say A. X is about other overview of concept A and how it can be improved in general. Then I have another paper i.e. Y discusses ...
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Is it plagiarism if someone else came up with something before you did?

Say you come up with an idea, but X already has written about it before, even though you don't know about this. Is it plagiarism to then publish the idea, even if during publishing you still are not ...
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How do I address my research publication being 'scooped'?

Back in spring 2016, I submitted a manuscript for publication. I revised the manuscript in winter 2016 and have been waiting for reviews since then. Two of the three reviewers responded in a timely ...