Questions tagged [plagiarism]

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

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Will Potential Publishers View an MA Dissertation as Plagiarized?

I recently completed my MA, and I was hoping to upload my dissertation to Academia.edu, and then perhaps submit it to some publishers later on. Although I made some changes to my paper after ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to repurpose a government report into a journal article?

I wrote a report to the state department of transportation for a research project they sponsored. Can I use the same texts/paragraphs from the report to write journal articles? In other words, does it ...
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Am I wrong to believe teachers can commit plagiarism? [closed]

This evening, my senior in high school daughter came home upset because of a bad score on a test in an AP class. The particular questions were extremely esoteric Bloom level 1 questions (e.g., how ...
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How to properly cite when using most of the text verbatim

I'm currently teaching a calculus course and I want to create a project in which we analyse different population growth models using the tools we've learned so far. With this in mind I found a great ...
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Is plagiarism with consent recommended?

I need to submit an assignment and I need to copy some part of my friends thesis with his consent because I do not have enough time to write in my own words. Another issue is that his thesis is not ...
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Do professors have to cite references in their Powerpoints? And what if data is manipulated to make PPT more “current”?

When I was taking my gen-ed classes for nursing school (anatomy, microbiology, etc), I could go to the end of the professor's Powerpoint and click on any of the references if I wanted to find out more ...
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Co-Author is asking me to remove abstract submission of paper

Background: I am a master's student working with a professor and PhD student. They provided me with an initial research direction, to solve problem A. To achieve that research goal, I identified a ...
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How should I feel about a professor using an entire online course for his own course?

I'm taking a machine learning class at a school in South Korea. I've heard some good and bad things about this professor in particular, but I didn't really know until I actually took his course. I've ...
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When summarizing my sources methodology for my literature review, must I add a citation?

My professor told me to critically summarize and evaluate each work (for its premise, methodology, and conclusion) I am including in my Literature Review. I understand that I should provide in-text ...
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Citation in examination

In a course, the professor sets an open book exam with the restriction that students can use only class notes and textbook in any electronic device(mobile, laptop, etc). In short, no internet during ...
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Is taking a sentence in English language and reformulate in french, a plagiarism

I am writing my PHD thesis in french, sometimes I took some sentences, phrases from english references and try to rewriting them in french so that the meaning is close. Is this a plagiarism?
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What to do about advisor with history of possible plagiarism?

Recently, my MS advisor instructed me to submit a conference paper. They outlined what this paper would include, which would be a simulation study that is a near duplication of a ten-year-old ...
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Takehome Exam Plagarism Help

I was writing a take home exam where I was allowed to use notes. I copy-pasted some of my lecture slide show into one of the answers, to speed up the process of referring between my notes and the ...
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What should you do if you learn after posting a paper to Arxiv that it is not a novel idea?

Consider the following scenario: Assume you try to publish a paper in a journal, but before sending the paper, you place the paper on Arxiv. Then, the journal rejects the paper because of it lacks ...
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If lab partners form a hypthothesis together and write the same hypothesis worded differently, is that considered plagiarism?

My bio lab TA seems to think that lab partners cannot have the same hypotheses. My partners and I formed the hypotheses together, then we individually wrote them down our own ways. Now she's claiming ...
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How to explain a physics mechanism that I study from other paper in my report while avoiding plagiarism?

As I understand about writing a research project report or master thesis report, it must be complete, self-sufficient. The readers can understand the report/book by reading it thoroughly without the ...
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Citing an unpublished paper? plagiarism?

Here is the situation: I am working with 2 others on a paper A, and simultaneously by myself separately on a paper B (which is a thesis). A and B are on very much similar topics. I started with ...
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How do I cite a source from a another source? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm writing an article about topic X. During research I come across a related article in which the author has made statement Y and referenced publication Z. For one reason or another, I haven'...
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Professor does not care about cheating, what should TA do?

I am a PhD student, working as a Homework marking TA in a school where cheating is extremely blatant. The university has an extremely strict policy against cheating. Hundreds of students in math ...
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What can I do when some people stole my master thesis work and published it as their own work?

Google scholar suggested a paper for me to read, I opened it and boom it was my master thesis work. My work was based on Arabic language but they claim their work is based on Telugu language. Even ...
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Why are journals telling me that my article is plagiarized even though I wrote it by myself?

Recently, I wrote an article, and I'm trying to submit it somewhere, but two journals told me that my article is plagiarized even up to 70%! I'm 100% sure that it's not plagiarized because I wrote ...
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What should I do if someone published my old reserarch result without mentioning my name?

Recently, I realized someone, who was my friend in the past, published my research results related to an old project without mentioning my name. I'm wondering how he accessed to my results and why he ...
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Responding to papers which reinvent ideas without citing them

A few months ago a very well-known (and controversial) authority in my field published a theoretical model of a phenomenon that one of my collaborators addressed many years ago. Interestingly, the ...
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Is Self-plagiarism allowed in two submitted articles by one author?

Is it allowed that someone use the same paragraph in two submitted articles for two different journals? Note: both of these articles are unpublished still so it's not possible to cite one in another ...
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How can I tell if software solutions to my labs are posted online?

I just had a student inform me that software solutions to my labs (I teach a course in microcontrollers using the ATmega328P) is available on Chegg. She was uncomfortable giving me any further details....
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Is it plagiarism to submit the same work in a course after withdrawing from the course on a previous occasion?

I took a course a couple years ago and was doing well until I could not attend any longer and abruptly had to stop. I am currently retaking the course and wanted to hand in the work I submitted years ...
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Students plagiarising assignments: What level is worth the effort of pursuing?

As a tutor marking assignments, I regularly come across cases of plagiarism. As someone who put a lot of effort into my coursework studies it really offends me to see what students think they can (and ...
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My original data is in someone else's thesis without my knowledge or consent

I encountered in a Master's thesis some of my original and important findings. I finished my experiments and left the lab to home to write and while I was writing my supervisor put my data into ...
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Is paraphrasing Jack's sentence considered plagiarism, given I cite the original author Z?

I have a specific question. I am working on my academic paper. I came across this unpublished paper online written by a PhD student. Although, his topic is different, some parts of his paper relates ...
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Can I copy parts of a glossary verbatim in my thesis?

My thesis uses domain language of a (software) project that needs to be precisely defined because those words are ambiguous in the "natural" English language. This software project hosts a glossary ...
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Is recycling your own phrasing with a citation but without explicit quotation self-plagiarism?

I have a research proposal for which I spent a lot of effort writing the introduction and background so that it was as informative and elegant as possible. I would like to re-use this material simply ...
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Invitation to anti-plagiarism service Turnitin

I received the following unsolicited email: Subject: A new account Turnitin has been created for you Hi NAME SURNAME, you have been added as a teacher to the account, xxx, by Turnitin xxx ...
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How to prevent an idea / innovation from being stolen or plagiarised

I have come up with an innovation to obtain linear motion without using any external source of energy. The idea arose from a paper I wrote on an alternative model of magnetism. I have built and tested ...
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Recommender used an online template for my recommendation

I've contacted a professor who I have taken 2 courses from and who has known me for over a year. I asked him for a recommendation letter and he agreed to write one. The moment I got his letter, I knew ...
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Multiple accounts of plagiarism (?) during literature study: are my standards too high or should I take action?

I'm currently doing my literature review in preparation for my graduation (masters degree) thesis work at a Dutch university. The past semester I worked as a student assistent on a first-year project, ...
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What should I do when a predatory conference will not listen to us and the journal might retract our paper? [duplicate]

I was in my first semester that a professor asked me for a collaboration with someone else. We have started the project but because of Mr. C bad behavior and lack of contribution our professor fired ...
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What to do if I found out the preprint paper missed a citation of others' work?

I recently found out my preprint paper (to be published in a journal) that missed a citation of others' work, the paper is just published online in IEEE Xplore? The sentences are rephrased, however, I ...
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How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?

I'm posting from an anonymous account, for reasons that will be obvious. I'm an associate professor in China at one of the top 10 universities in China, and have been working in China for a number of ...
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Does having an article retracted due to professor's ethical misconduct mean my career is over?

When I was in my first year of M.Sc. a professor told me to work on a project for which the main data belonged to him. He had sent me an early draft and told me to translate it into English, so I did ...
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Should I indicate that definitions are from an article?

In my master thesis I included some definitions exactly (just translated in French) like they appear in a paper because they are particularly well written and easy to read for someone who has never ...
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What should I do when someone's falsified information based on governmental connections to accuse me of academic ethical misconduct? [closed]

It was about three years ago that I have started my M.Sc. degree. I was a top student at our department. I have graduated with honors and with several journals and conference papers. Everyone knew who ...
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How do I handle plagiarism professionally and emotionally?

So I have been trying to get an article accepted since 2016. It is an article dedicated to a machine learning based prediction of a biological dataset. It was rejected 4 times. Today, on searching, I ...
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Is it plagiarism if peer reviewers use sentences from submitted manuscripts?

I have a question about plagiarism. If a peer reviewer writes a negative review of a paper and rejects it, so that he or she can use the idea of the paper in their own work is that considered ...
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Literature Review Tables: Plagiarism or Fair Use

I am in a debate regarding tables developed for a literature review which include Author, Year, Type of Study, Methods, and Results. I believe all components of the table should be paraphrased, but a ...
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Copyright and Plagairism Policy for Reviewers of a Rejected Paper

I've read today a paper about my research field that seems similar to my submission (rejected) to a conference. It includes ideas, some scientific elements, and concepts but is not exactly a word-to-...
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Possible plagiarism advice

Last year, I was helping a colleague with statistical analysis. Originally, I was on the paper but after a personal falling out with this colleague, I removed myself as a co-author. Because I am ...
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Someone cited citations I used without citing my work and effort in finding the references

Recently I came across a conference paper that tried to solve the same problem I solved couple of years ago and published a workshop publication about, but using a different algorithm. In their ...
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Using open source code in my final year project

I am a final year undergraduate student reading for Bsc. Electrical and information Engineering. As for the final year project, I am planning to do a project on deep learning. After doing some ...
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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

The scenario: in an article, found a point/claim/fact that would fit/support perfectly a broader point I'm trying to construct (@Related works section) The dilemma: Whom to cite? a) only the ...
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Extending work without plagiarism

I am working in a sub-field of computer science (deep learning), more specifically a particular application of LSTMs to learn simple functions. My work is building on the work of another researcher to ...