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Replying to an editor after plagiarism accusation and manuscript rejection

The role of a mentor is to support you, not to punish you. So, IMHO you should/could have asked this very question to them. They presumably have some experience with this journal and can provide ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

The questions in the title and in the body of the question are different; I'll answer the question in the title, which I cite here in case of a later edit: Online checker for plagiarism: How accurate ...
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Can I use plagiarism checker to check the similarity index of my manuscipt?

No, it's probably not OK: the Turnitin End User Licence Agreement says You agree to use the Site and Services only as follows:... if You are a student, only in connection with a registered class in ...
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Replying to an editor after plagiarism accusation and manuscript rejection

Anecdotal answer here. I once had a similar experience, except it was 98% similarity...to the preprint of that paper on biorxiv. Never assume editors have put in the leg work, they have a lot on their ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

Jochen Glueck's answer provides a good description of the general problem with "plagiarism checkers." Looking at this particular one, clearly its statistical analysis (or whatever it's doing)...
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Found possible instance of plagiarism in joint review paper and PhD thesis of high profile collaborator, what to do?

If the manuscript has not been published yet, then I think it is absolutely acceptable for you to bring it up politely: "thank you for sending me the literature review. You mentioned that it is ...
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Plagiarism checker for mathematics paper

As in jakebeal's comment, if there is actual plagiarism, it will be picked up in the text, so you could use a generic plagiarism checker. Note the arXiv checks for text overlap and picks up quite a ...
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How can a I check plagiarism free of cost before submitting my research paper?

Ask yourself a simple question: Did you plagiarise? Assuming the answer is no, there's no need to check whether you plagiarised.
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Can I use plagiarism checker to check the similarity index of my manuscipt?

Turnitin is not a tool for checking plagiarism, but for similarity. They are not the same. High similarity does not imply plagiarism. Low similarity does not imply no plagiarism. Also, if you honestly ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

No, plagiarism detectors are not accurate. They produce lots of false positives. All they can do is identify candidates for closer inspection and the bar is usually pretty low on what it takes to ...
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Plagiarism from preprint of paper (from the Arxiv)

But while testing plagiarism using free sites we found that results were showing 83% plagiarism from our paper only which is posted on Arxiv. Two questions: Why did you test your paper for ...
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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

40% is very high for body text, but that should exclude references and quotes for the obvious reasons you mention. There are options in TurnItIn for excluding the bibliography and quotes from the ...
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Found possible instance of plagiarism in joint review paper and PhD thesis of high profile collaborator, what to do?

If I am correctly reading your description of the nature and extent of the material that worries you, I disagree with most of the other answers. Eleven lines of properly cited paraphrase (or even word ...
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Plagiarism from preprint of paper (from the Arxiv)

The situation as I understand it: You wrote a manuscript A and uploaded it to the arXiv. You do not intend to publish manuscript A in a journal or conference. You later wrote a manuscript B. You ...
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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

A TurnitIn similarity score should only be used to decide whether or not it is worthwhile to look at the entire report. So as long as your teacher isn't incompetent, they might be mildly suspicious of ...
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Check plagiarism before submitting to journal

I'll answer question #1: No. Let us not worry about Turnitin specifically, but plagiarism is if you take someone else's text and present it as your own. That is not the case here: You wrote the ...
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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

40% for me would be a reason to check the Turnitin report, which of course shows how they arrive at 40%. In your case I'd then see that there is no problem (assuming that there isn't;-). I'm well ...
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Does Turnitin match my paper against sources found after I submitted by paper?

The worst that could happen is that Turnitin finds your thesis, is too dumb to realize that these documents are the same, and flags that there is a 100% overlap. In which case a human will look at the ...
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Can I use plagiarism checker to check the similarity index of my manuscipt?

Is it OK to use the plagiarism checker to assess the similarity index of my manuscript before submission? You can do whatever you want with texts you have written yourself. So yes, you may use ...
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Do journals check for plagiarism after a paper is accepted?

Why would you submit an article to turnitin before you submit it to the journal for review? You know your work so you should know if you plagiarized. Not to mention your manuscript should have been ...
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Can I exclude my own thesis submission on Turnitin repository saved by mistake?

No. As far as I am aware there isn't. The person reviewing your thesis after submission can exclude the earlier submission though. You should probably make whoever is checking this aware. You should ...
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Does Turnitin match my paper against sources found after I submitted by paper?

The Turnitin settings allow for checking either when submitted or on the due date. It depends on which of these options were selected by whoever is administrating the submissions
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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

If the words of others are in quotations and properly cited and the ideas of others, when paraphrased, are properly cited, it's not plagiarism. Your professors know that. However, a "cut-and-...
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Found possible instance of plagiarism in joint review paper and PhD thesis of high profile collaborator, what to do?

You have two decisions to make short and long term. Short term: How to save your paper? Rewrite the section (not just rephrasing or mixing in synonyms) by yourself. Search for two or three new ...
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Plagiarism checker for mathematics paper

From a U.S. perspective... I've never in my life thought about "plagiarism" when refereeing a paper. If it does copy previous work, that previous work would most likely be know to me (from ...
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About Plagiarism checking for two academic paper which have been published on conference and journal

I doubt that any plagiarism checker will help you here. First, the 30% rule is not a standard measure, and it is difficult to judge in any case. While it may be a standard for some journal, it isn't ...
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Can I use plagiarism checker to check the similarity index of my manuscipt?

As per Wikipedia: Plagiarism is the fraudulent representation of another person's ... as one's own original work. So no, "assessing the similarity index of your manuscript" is most ...
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Do journals check for plagiarism after a paper is accepted?

If you are trying very hard to cleverly plagiarize (intentionally attribute to yourself the work of others) by using careful wording (paraphrasing) or other tricks, then you should be concerned. ...
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Found possible instance of plagiarism in joint review paper and PhD thesis of high profile collaborator, what to do?

You should only collaborate with people who you feel comfortable doing so. I think this case you describe is a very grey area. For example, were those referenced lines deliberately plagiarized by your ...
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