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

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Can I paraphrase a conference paper I wrote in my dissertation?

During my dissertation, I wrote a conference paper that has been accepted but that will only be published after I deliver my dissertation. I now want to paraphrase the content of that paper into my ...
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Replying to an editor after plagiarism accusation and manuscript rejection

As the title of this question suggests, a manuscript that I submitted was flagged as plagiarized by iThenticate and was rejected by the editor. The editor claims that the manuscript has 35% similarity ...
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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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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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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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Plagiarism-checker to prevent self-plagiarism

I am working on my PhD thesis and have to write a monograph based on my publications. To prevent that I plagiarize myself, I came up with the idea to automatically check my thesis against my ...
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Is this self-plagiarism?

I have two papers which are using totally different methods and are on different subjects. However, in both papers I use the same case study as a benchmark. The case study is very technical. When I ...
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Paraphrasing when citing

I'm wondering the benefit of paraphrasing when citing in a scientific journal. The same stuff in different clothes? Some people say that it shows that the author has understood the text which he is ...
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Dealing with repetitive introduction sections - copy-paste-edit approach

I often find myself writing summaries of the same sub-(sub)-branches of mathematics in the background sections of my papers. With time, this grows somewhat tedious, since there are only so many ways ...
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Is it Self-Plagiarism to paraphrase my own published work in my thesis without citation?

I recently completed my PhD in Computer Science in Australia and am now a postdoc at a U.S. university, where I am assisting a PhD student with his thesis. In our field, it is common to publish ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to copy/paste paragraphs word for word within the same thesis?

A few months ago I was an external censor on a master's thesis submitted to a university in my country. I work in the private sector and do not personally have any employment at the university. As I ...
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Did the Harvard president really plagiarize, or was it just an omission of citation? [closed]

Recently, the news has been abuzz with allegations of plagiarism against the Harvard president. At first, I assumed it involved outright cheating on original creative content. But upon further ...
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Copyright issues and Self-Plagiarism in the PhD Thesis

Part of my doctoral thesis is based on three articles I wrote during my PhD. My supervisor suggested that I directly use part of the articles I had written (the part related to the data analysis and ...
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Can I copy the literature review section of my previous manuscript to a new manuscript?

We will submit two manuscripts to two Springer journals, in which we propose two techniques to solve the same problem. We found the first technique a few months ago and the second one two weeks ago. ...
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Can I keep my PhD thesis chapter intro as is when publishing it as an article if another article was published in the meantime that paraphrases it?

I graduated from my PhD in 2019 and published my thesis online. Just before COVID I submitted an article based on a thesis chapter, but because of life getting in the way I was unable to finish it and ...
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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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Simultaneous submission short version to conference and full version to journal

I know that it is a common practice in computer science to submit a short version of article in conference and extended version in journal. What if I submit same article one short version to ...
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Coauthor copying text - is it plagiarism, and what should I do?

Someone I coauthored a paper with a couple of years ago has recently posted a new preprint (with some new authors) in which several paragraphs have been copied from this earlier paper; at least two ...
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How to approach a continuation paper in such a way that promotes / ensures anonymity

I recently had a paper accepted into a conference, and am now working on a continuation of that paper. In the first paper I used one tool, while in this second paper I will use two tools. In the new ...
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Can I publish analysis in the supporting information as another article elsewhere? Or that's self-plagiarism?

I am curious if it is acceptable to write another article based on the analysis that has already been included in the supporting information that was published together with a peer-reviewed article ...
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I unintentionally self-plagiarized in my graduate courses last semester and just realized, what should I do?

I am currently a master's student in the second semester of my first year. I have just returned to graduate school after taking several years off due to the pandemic. Last semester I had two classes ...
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Is it academic dishonesty and punishable if quizzes are reused in a retaken course (calculus)?

I am currently retaking a calculus course that I failed, and noticed that all the quizzes are exactly the same from when I took it. I do have the solutions to the quizzes, as I have looked over them ...
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Can I use the same words in my manuscript in writing my accessible summaries?

I am drafting an accessible summary for my article almost ready to be published in a top-tier peer-review journal. I wonder if I can directly use what is in my article without the concern of self-...
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What are the ins and outs of submitting two related papers that need to cite each other to the same or different journals? Potential pitfalls? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the middle of some calculations and modeling for two related but different papers on experimental and data analysis mathematical techniques, and have started drafting two papers. ...
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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 deal with repeated resubmissions of a bad paper (as a reviewer)?

(Context: theoretical computer science.) I just received a review request; I have previously reviewed three previous versions of the same submission (twice for conferences, once for a journal), ...
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Referee wants me to do more experiments, but I already submitted these results to another journal

I submitted two articles to two journals as corresponding author in short succession. Now, I got back the referees' comments to the first one and I am facing a problem: A referee requested us to do ...
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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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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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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 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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When writing multiple papers from the same dataset, how do you handle the methods section?

I am planning on publishing two distinct papers based on the same dataset – one is looking at policy implications and the other is a more traditional academic article. The methods sections for both ...
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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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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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What stops a university from doing whatever they want when an academic misconduct allegation arises?

I got permission from a professor to submit an essay to him that I wrote for one of his previous classes. It is academic misconduct to do this unless you receive permission from the professor. Say ...
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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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Can someone ever be accused of self-plagiarism after the course is over?

I submitted a philosophy essay to a professor for his 2nd year class that was almost the same as an essay I submitted to a TA for the same professor's 1st year class. I thought that I had ...
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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 to do when you have two manuscripts under review where one cites the other, but the citing paper gets accepted before the cited paper?

I submitted an article around 11 months ago to a SCI journal and another article around 5 months ago in another SCI journal. The second article cited the first article which was under review for 6 ...
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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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