2011 Review: Record Publisher Members, Customers, Content Growth

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Dec 8, 2011 9:58:00 AM

2011 ithenticate plagiarism checkeriThenticate, leading plagiarism checker software, had a remarkable year in 2011, reaching new milestones with record CrossCheck publisher membership, customer adoption and scholarly content growth.

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Danger: Undetected Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on Dec 5, 2011 2:47:00 PM

danger plagiarism ghostwritingLately, plagiarism has become a hot topic in the news. Over the past several years high profile cases have come to the forefront of major news outlets and given the issue of plagiarism a renewed sense of urgency. Each of these plagiarism cases has its own unique ‘plot’; including a cast of characters involved, a timeline of events, and a final result or judgement for the perpetrators. In a way, the public has become attracted to these cases for much the same reasons that they are drawn to reality television: the drama.

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Tagged:  Current Events




Interview With COPE: How Are Publishers Adapting to Change?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Nov 11, 2011 3:00:00 AM

Part 3 - Scholarly Publishing - Adaptating to Change

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Tagged:  Interviews, Best Practices




Interview With COPE: How Has Technology Impacted Publishing?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Nov 10, 2011 1:54:00 PM

Part 2 - Scholarly Publishing - Technological Impact

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Tagged:  Interviews, Technology




Interview With COPE: How Have Economic Pressures Changed Publishing?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Nov 9, 2011 4:00:00 AM

Part 1 - Scholarly Publishing - Economic Impact

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Plagiarism by the Numbers - Risk & Reward

Posted by David Rothschild on Nov 8, 2011 4:00:00 AM

Why do people plagiarize? A Huffington post article recently started off by answering this question. Ellen Siminoff writes: “It's that plate of cookies on the counter that you know you should keep away from because you're determined to stick to your diet ... but they're right there.”

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Former Plagiarizing Columnist, Writing Again

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Nov 7, 2011 9:38:00 AM

plagiarism-columnistDan Kimber, a former columnist at Glendale News-Press, who was accused and found guilty of plagiarism back in 2003, just published his first blog post on Montrose Patch.

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Tagged:  Current Events




How iThenticate Helps Constant Content Clients Buy Unique Articles With Confidence

Posted by Guest Blogger on Nov 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM

contstant content logoWritten by Eric Hoppe, Account Manager, Constant Content. Plagiarism has existed nearly as long as the written word itself, but it has never been easier for plagiarists to cut and paste some else’s words and claim them as their own. That can be a big problem for webmasters in search of quality website content and article writers for their websites, blogs and online stores. Webmasters know that they need to rank high in search engine results in order to compete. They also know that Google and other popular search engines take a dim view of duplicate content. Webmasters who buy articles they believe are original content can be in for an unpleasant, and dangerous, surprise when Google slaps them with a duplicate content penalty and buries their sites at the bottom of the rankings.

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Impact Factor Optimization Goes the Way of Google

Posted by David Rothschild on Oct 21, 2011 12:26:00 PM

impact factor optimizationImpact factor is a big deal for scientific journals. The impact factor score is based on the average number of citations a journal receives – an approximate measure of how important and relevant a journal is to the scientific community. For a journal (along with its editors and authors) impact factor can determine distribution deals, grant funding, and the overall success of a publication. Although the impact factor score is mathematically calculated for each journal, in the end its foundation is laid by one organization: Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.

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Professor Caught For Plagiarizing Articles in Nursing Journals

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Oct 18, 2011 3:36:00 PM

nursing journal plagiarismThree Wiley-Blackwell nursing journals, The Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, recently detected cases of plagiarism in published articles written by Professor Scott J.M. Weber, a now former assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. After investigation, Wiley-Blackwell issued a retraction of seven articles after concluding Weber had liberally borrowed previously published research without attribution.

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