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Questions tagged [self-plagiarism]

Self-plagiarism is the unethical reuse or republication of one's own work.

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Question on whether I have committed plagiarism (modifying paragraphs from an unpublished document sent as email attachment for PhD thesis)

Background My colleague and I are both PhD students (My colleague started about 8 months after me) from the same research group (and share the same PhD supervisor) in a UK university. We were ...
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Is this considered plagiarism? [closed]

So I submitted my work to my professor, he graded it and told me to make changes. I am submitting the same project to the same professor, however to make the changes I am writing in a new doc. I want ...
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Can I reuse parts of a chapter from a text book in my thesis?

This question is related to this one. Only this time it's not about a journal paper but a chapter in a text book. I am first author of the chapter in the text book that was published by a renowned ...
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Using the same control pictures/data in two different papers

:-) We would like to ask a question of general interest, as it might be the case in other studies. It is the first time I stumble upon this situation. In our research, we have used the wild-type of a ...
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Citing an unpublished paper?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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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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Self-plagiarism and citation when working on 2 papers simultaneously

Say you're working on two papers A and B simultaneously, and the content and topic of the papers partially overlap such that normally you would be required to cite paper A in paper B. But since both ...
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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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Collaborator has shared a draft paper with a significant amount of self-plagiarism. Should I say something?

I am a theoretical physics postdoc. A while ago I began collaborating with a certain group of experimentalists on a joint project. This group has a good reputation in the field and I regarded the ...
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Unpublished paper with published followup gathers citations: should it be published?

A few years ago I wrote a paper with three collaborators, where we introduced a model to describe a specific phenomenon. In the end we were not fully happy with the result, so we wrote it up, put it ...
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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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Is it OK to re-submit my own work to the same class that I am retaking? [duplicate]

I'm retaking a class because I flunked the final which was worth most of our grades. The papers I'm resubmitting will be slightly edited, but mostly the same as I got good grades on them. Would this ...
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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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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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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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Can I copy my own work within the same class?

I've seriously never encountered what I just have, nor have I had to ever ponder this before. I am taking an international business class where we have to write six papers and six journals. I am ...
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Is it considered self-plagiarism if I submit a part of my own paper as another 2-page demo paper for demonstration purposes?

Recently I submitted an IEEE conference paper about an open-source machine learning project/framework related to mobile networks. Now, I also want to demonstrate its features at another IEEE ...
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Standards for Self Plagiarism

Caveats and Context I have been out of academia and the publishing game for nearly 2 decades so this might just be a question about changing mores, difference between disciplines, or just general mis-...
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Is an author allowed to use the same figure in different papers without citation?

Authors A, B and C published paper [1] in journal X. Author B created a figure for paper [1]. The figure is not essential and does not contain any important data. It is just a geometric ilustration. ...
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How to stop a former collaborator from (re-)publishing joint work

Let us assume that my prior coauthor plagiarizes our common work and is going to re-publish parts of it under his/her sole name in a conference. I see a preprint of the work on a well-known preprint-...
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Can I publish a paper with a group that is different than the one I start with?

I am an undergraduate who did research at my university a little while back. It was funded by a non-profit research organization, and I was paid with this money, through the university. I worked alone,...
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Journal requires to cite Arxiv pre-print of the same work – where and how do I cite?

I am submitting my paper to a journal that requires to cite Arxiv pre-prints within the content of the submitted article (presenting the same work) to avoid self-plagiarism. How would I practically ...
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Is translating my own work to use it in my PhD thesis plagiarism?

Strictly speaking, is translating to english my own published work written in my mothertongue in a non-peer reviewed journal to put it as a part of my PhD thesis plagiarism ?
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Including own published proofs in PhD thesis

I'm currently writing my PhD thesis, in a mathematical field in physics. I have published a handful of papers, and the thesis is going to be mostly based on these results. I assume that, even though ...
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Coauthor used large part from common paper almost verbatim in another paper

Some time ago I was approached by a fellow researcher that had an idea on an earlier work of mine. We started a collaboration and as a result we submitted a manuscript in a prestigious journal. ...
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I self plagiarized most of my work [closed]

I submitted my final assignment on SafeAssign with 67% plagiarized and I plagiarized the work from me because two parts from my prievious assignment were needed to fulfill the requirements for my ...
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Self plagiarism of a post adapted from a public forum into a journal article

I recently wrote out some recent experiences I had onto a relevant public forum and am now wanting to adapt the post and publish it into a journal as a reflective piece. Do I run the risk of self ...
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Can I copy the “background” and “related work” part of my published paper?

For example, I want to propose a new algorithm for an existing problem, and I already have published several papers about this topic, they share exactly same background, is it OK for me to copy the "...
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Self-plagiarism: Copy part of thesis for blog posts?

I am currently writing my master thesis and I am also running a popular blog about my research area. Some people asked me about certain topics and if I could write about them on my blog to make them ...
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How to handle the plagiarism on references?

Recently I received a plagiarism report on my accepted manuscript. It is highlighted that total 25% text appeared in other sources though they are cited properly. When I checked the report, I found ~...
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Citing a previously unpublished master’s thesis, can I simply use part of my thesis to apply to a conference?

I wrote my master’s thesis which looked at something through two different lenses using two different datasets. I want to use one of those angles to submit a paper to a conference, and potentially the ...
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How can I cite a previously given, unavailable talk without self-plagiarism

In University, I was part of a philosophy reading group where people would occasionally give talks about their on-going research. Several years ago I gave one such talk, and presented original and new ...
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Submitting short version of an under review journal article in conference [duplicate]

I have an article under review in a journal which is taking very long review time. I want to submit a short version in a conference citing that detailed version is under review in XYZ journal. I know ...
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Is it appropriate to reuse the same illustration in multiple papers?

I am a referee on a paper. I am concerned with the reuse in this paper of illustrations that appeared a year ago in a different article by the same authors in the same journal. In the earlier article ...
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How to pull back my paper from conference?

My first year undergraduate teammate submitted our paper to two conferences yesterday. I am afraid that this can lead to self plagiarism. Help me. How do I withdraw our paper? What should I say to ...
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Is it plagiarism if I use a text I wrote myself but put on the internet before?

I just rememebered a case when I was still in school: we had to write an essay about a specific topic and one guy put big parts of his essay on Wikipedia before handing it in. When the teacher checked ...
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Is copying methods from a paper from the same group plagiarism?

I just wanted to see what people think about a possible plagiarism issue. I found a new article which, as far as I can tell, uses data first shown in an older publication from the same group but with ...
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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 you submit to journals after presenting cases as eposter in conferences?

I had a few medical cases that I presented in conferences as an eposter, I sumbitted the case as eposter, It was presented as a slideshow in big screens in the conference My understanding is that ...
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Is it plagiarism to publish work that is contained in a final report to the funder? [closed]

I am trying to sort out if material contained in a final report can then be published in a scientific journal. The final report can be accessed through the funding agency, but is not peer reviewed. ...
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Where to find official publication ethics guidelines and best practices?

I am quite confused by publication ethics issues in academics, related to: redundancy of data using the same data set in different publications redundancy of description using the same figures or ...
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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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Can one article be published in two different language journals? [duplicate]

Is it possible to publish the same article in multiple journals published in different languages? For instance, I have a published SCI journal article, but I want to publish the same article in a ...
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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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Can I hand in an essay which I have written last year, but not as part of a course?

I have written an essay last year, as a personal exercise. I now have a course at uni on the topic and could basically just hand in this essay now, the topic fits perfectly. I have also never ...
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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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Resubmission of a manuscript to another journal which has been already published in Arxiv

Suppose Dr. X has submitted his manuscript to a journal A and published a pre-print in Arxiv before receiving the review results. Unfortunately, journal A rejected it and he decides to submit it to a ...
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A paper with copied material

We recently submitted a paper to a conference. However, I just noticed that one of the collaborators have copied three paragraphs from another paper of mine, though that part is not our main ...
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Can I reuse my problem statement?

I am doing Master's of Research, and I am required to enrol in a number of compulsory coursework subjects for research candidates. In these subjects, I have submitted a number of assignments using ...
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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 ...