Questions tagged [self-plagiarism]

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

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Will the university know I've submitted this assignment at my previous university?

I was studying at a university that shut down during Covid. I decided to move home and continue my studies with a different university. Some of my already completed units I got RPL for, some I did not....
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How to defend plagiarism in my bachelor's thesis

I study at a university in Europe and recently received an e-mail from the exam commission regarding the submission of my bachelor thesis. I am under suspicion for plagiarism and to be honest I don't ...
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About the use of the same lemmas in two different papers

I proved two lemmas that I need both in two different papers. The two papers will be submitted in the same period. Is it justifiable to include the SAME proofs of the two lemmas in the two different ...
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When submitting a paper to a journal, what is considered an original figure?

It is often the case that you want to make a similar point compared to what you made in previous papers, but in a different context. But you can't use the same figure that you used in a previous paper ...
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How do you reference a dissertation that is turned into a book?

I recently reconfigured my dissertation to publish as a book. How do you properly cite, reference, or acknowledge the original dissertation (or is that even necessary)? I obviously want to avoid self-...
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How to avoid self-plagiarism when copying boiler plate sections in a math paper?

My research in mathematics uses concepts from a variety of subdisciplines that usually don't interact much with one another. For that reason, I need to include boiler plate sections that establish the ...
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Self-plagiarism in coursework?

Suppose somebody is repeating a class, where the assignment topic is the same every year. Is it self-plagiarism if that person is handing in the same or a similar paper, essay, etc.?
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Is it self plagiarism if I use the same source for two different projects? [closed]

I found previous tuition and fees for other school years through reports that my university has published onto it website. I am using these reports for two of my projects that I am turning into my ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to have two sequential almost identical sentences in my two papers?

I have published two papers, say A and B. The core of A and B is totally different but they have a similar background. The similarity of A and B is <1% using iThenticate. However, I accidentally ...
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Including part of master's thesis in one's dissertation

I just want to make sure that I understand this issue correctly. My situation is that I developed a chapter of my master's thesis as a chapter in my PhD dissertation. It is a substantial revision but ...
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How to check the duplication of the extended version of the paper?

One of my papers was accepted by the conference. I now want to write an extended version of the paper for submission to the journal. The journal requirements are: Extended versions of published ...
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Is it self-plagiarism, new paper using the original paper as a template

I am writing a new paper based on my old paper. They are very similar, but different in three 1) They study the different problems. 2) The method changed 50%. 3) They have totally different ...
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Can (or should) text from a study protocol be reused when preparing a manuscript for submission to an academic journal?

In an attempt to follow best practices in open sciences, I drafted, published, and shared a protocol for a systematic literature review. I have since completed the data collection and extraction ...
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What is the accepted percentage of overlap in the expanded conference version of a journal? [duplicate]

I submitted a journal paper to a Springer journal (Computer Science), and it is still under review for a year. I submitted the fourth revision recently. As it is taking more time than expected and I ...
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Correcting possible self-plagiarism years after

A few years ago I wrote and received high honors for an undergraduate thesis. A large section of the thesis, one third by page count, consists of a paper P I had written a year prior for a different ...
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Recycling published papers in thesis [closed]

So, I'm close to the final stretch of my PhD. I have two published works and one work in progress. I've been told that I can't recycle (or I guess, simply copy/paste) the work that I've done in each ...
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Can I use one graph of mine in two publications without citing?

I am a researcher working in the field of Catalysis. I was working on two seperate reactions (suppose R1 and R2) which were supposed to be the part of two seperate publications. Reaction R1 has been ...
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Is reusing the description of an example use case shared between two papers self-plagiarism?

I am currently working on two papers A and B to be submitted to different conferences. Paper A is already submitted and under review and I am currently writing paper B. They address different methods ...
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I am continuing with my Master's thesis on the same topic I worked on in my Bachelor's thesis. How much can I reuse to avoid self-plagiarism?

In my Bachelor's thesis, I implemented four new compression algorithms into a small Java library developed at my university (used only internally for teaching purposes). In my actual Bachelor's thesis ...
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Reusing research proposal text in job application

I recently wrote and submitted a research proposal for a fellowship. I am now also applying for a permanent lecturer position which requires an outline of research plans. Is there any problem taking ...
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If I share self-written articles on Academia.edu & then re-use their contents for a book, is it plagiarism?

I'm working on a book but it's far from done, so I'm thinking of uploading much of its content on Academia.edu first, in the form of stand-alone articles. This would be without copyright, I presume, ...
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Would using feedback from an identical prior assignment to improve the new assignment be considered academic misconduct?

Several months prior, I submitted a very late assignment due to personal issues in my real life. My tutor was kind enough to mark it and give me full, proper feedback and even a score and under his ...
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Anonymity issues for an article derived from a MSc thesis

I've written my MSc thesis and my supervisors and myself think that the results we got are worth writing an article. Of course, we cite my original thesis in the article to avoid self-plagiarism ...
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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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Using same text in different papers sent same time?

I study on a topic with different algorithms. Can I send two papers to different journals that include same texts. Same paragraphs in introduction or literature review? You can think first paper: &...
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Supporting information self-plagiarism problem? [duplicate]

I just started my research career, and I may have made a mistake in the Supporting Information part of one of my papers. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Long story short: I published two ...
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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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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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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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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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Self-plagiarism to re-use figures and key phrases on poster

I have submitted a conference paper to an IEEE conference, which will be published in IEEE Xplore, once I have appropriately finished presenting this paper in either a lecture or poster setting (of ...
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Can I exclude my own thesis submission on Turnitin repository saved by mistake?

I uploaded my thesis to a Turnitin ID which my friend got from some other university than where I am studying. Due to some reason, my thesis got uploaded to Turnitin repository and the university is ...
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If I publish my Master's Thesis in a journal can I still write a book my topic about later?

I've recently completed my Master's Thesis (and I'm a little proud of it). I'm interested in publishing my findings in a journal, but I'd also like to expand on my ideas and write a book for a wider ...
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Reproducing an entire paragraph from another article co-authored by the same author

TLDR: Can a researcher include an entire paragraph from another article for which they were a co-author on a new, single-author article? Copy-editor for an academic journal here with an issue I've ...
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How badly will a master's thesis plagiarism report affect my career? [closed]

This is a question continuation of this post: How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis. I want to thank all the people who helped me in the last post with their answers. In the academic committee, ...
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Journal rejected my paper because contents of paper are in PhD thesis [duplicate]

I have submitted a journal paper to a journal four days ago and today I received an email informing me that it has been rejected. The only reason for this is: "About 70 % of the article is ...
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Can I use the same paper topic for two different classes?

I recently enrolled in a Master's program at a new university. I'm in the process of finishing my Master's thesis from a previous program, so now I'm sort of doing both at the same time. They are in ...
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how one is not accused of plagiarism when including an article in a MSc thesis? [duplicate]

Let us suppose that I am following my MSc studies. At the end of my compulsory courses I have an accepted article for being presented in a conference with my advisor. For graduating, I need to prepare ...
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Do I need to rephrase my conference abstract when submitting the corresponding journal paper?

I am submitting an abstract for a conference that, if accepted, will be published in its "book of abstracts". I know that wouldn't cause any issues for submitting the paper to a journal, but ...
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Phd Thesis vs 5 years publications documentation [duplicate]

I am doing my PhD in data mining and I want to start writing my thesis. Is there any acceptable percentage of similarities between the final thesis and the used published research to create the final ...
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How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis

I am an Indian student and studying in the USA away from home and family. I am writing my master's thesis in a private University and we were two weeks away to submit the final version to the ...
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What is the impact factor of my short communication paper?

Recently I published a paper in as a short communication in a Springer Journal in Natural Science discipline (Impact Factor 3.56). It was a short paper within 2500 words and 3 figures although the ...
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can I take parts from my thesis (different language) to be used in a paper without paraphrasing?

My PhD thesis is in French, can I take parts from it, just translate them to English (without any paraphrasing) and use them in my next paper? would this cause any plagiarism issues?
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Paper was rejected for high similarity with parts of my own dissertation

My PhD thesis consisted of two published papers and one submitted paper embedded in some additional framing. For completion of my PhD, I had to upload my thesis to the servers of our academic library, ...
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The limits of self-plagiarism

I'm currently writing my second paper. Although the focus is completely different of my first paper, some aspects of the context are similar. I am perfectly aware that self-plagiarism needs to be ...
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Will similarity index in an unpublished yet accepted conference paper count after its journal version appeared online [closed]

I submitted my conference paper to IEEE ICC. It took nearly 4 months in decision. During waiting time, I also submitted its 2 extended versions to 2 different journals. The conference paper met ...
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Verbatim self-plagiarism in introductory sections

I'm reviewing an article where the authors are kind of experts of a particular subject and published several similar studies in the field, some even in the same journal. This apparently leads them to ...
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how to avoid to being blamed of self-plagiarism in this case?

We have the following "weird" situation in the institution that I am currently working on. We have a master´s degree in CS that requires that the students present a thesis or a research article so ...
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Can I use paragraphs from an already published article in a new article?

Can I use paragraphs from an already published article in a new article? I want to repeat some ideas as an introduction and there is no point in re-writing them when I already reached my desired ...
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How to deal with self-plagiarism or re-publishing of previous work in literature review paper?

I am writing a systematic literature review and the problem is that in my subject there are multiple cases of previous work re-publishing or self-plagiarism: the same authors write multiple (2-3) ...

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