CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 15

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Sep 29, 2013 3:01:00 AM

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Poet Withdraws from Forward Prize Over Plagiarism

First off this issue, the BBC reports that poet CJ Allen has decided to withdraw his name from the prestigious Forward Prize shortlist after admitting to plagiarism in his earlier work. The plagiarism was spotted by fellow poet Matthew Welton, who claims to have noticed the plagiarism back in May of 2012, shortly after seeing Allen give a reading in Nottingham and he realized that several of Allen’s poems were early versions of his own work. Welton said that, at the time, he wanted to write something about it but didn’t feel any urgency. However, Allen’s Forward Prize nomination helped to spur him to speak publicly about his discoveries. Allen, in turn, has admitted to plagiarizing “certain works” but said that he never intended to deceive and that his submission to the Forward Prize was original. Welton, for his part, also believes the Forward Prize submission to be original. Nonetheless, due to “negative publicity” surrounding his actions, Allen felt it best to withdraw. The Forward Prize will be awarded in a ceremony on October first that will include a reading of all the nominated poems. Allen’s poem, however, will not be among those that are read.

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Decoding Plagiarism & Attribution in Research - September Newsletter

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Sep 26, 2013 3:01:00 AM

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Edition 17 (September 2013):  WHAT'S NEW?   |   DID YOU KNOW?   |   CUSTOMER INSIGHTS   |   COMMUNITY


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REPORT: Researcher Insights into the Types of Plagiarism and Attribution Issues

For universities, research organizations and scholarly publishers to formulate a truly comprehensive strategy for addressing and preventing plagiarism, a thorough understanding of the many shades of duplication in research is critical. To facilitate this exploration, iThenticate asked several hundred researchers to weigh in on their understanding and experiences with various forms of plagiarism and attribution issues. This report highlights ten types of issues sorted by perceived severity and commonness, provides an example of each type of breach, and includes suggestions for avoiding these pitfalls.

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NEW: SECTION EXCLUSION & DETAIL REPORT

 

iThenticate has added two new features: Section Exclusion and Detail Report. Section Exclusion allows users to set folders or Similarity Reports to exclude matches to a document’s “Abstract” or “Methods and Materials” sections within a Similarity Report. Also, administrators can now access Originality Reports from the “Detail” report within the Manage Users section of iThenticate.
 

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EXPANDING PLAGIARISM POLICIES FOR DOCTORAL THESES IN INDIA


The UGC's new regulations in India require universities that award MPhil/PhD degrees to begin “using well-developed software” to detect plagiarism, in an effort to curtail and avoid many of the academic plagiarism scandals that have plagued other nations. Kailash Balani provides insight into the decision and how iThenticate is playing an important role.

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CTRL-V PLAGIARISM IN THE NEWS


iThenticate's newsletter, CTRL-V, discusses the latest and most pressing stories around plagiarism and scholarly misconduct issues. CTRL-V features Jonathan Bailey from Plagiarism Today who provides expert analysis on the issues of the day. Get on the mailing list by signing up for blog updates.
 
 
 


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- iPhone Plagiarism Allegations for Doctors
- Using Humor to Counter Plagiarism
- Why Technology Isn't the Root of Plagiarism

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- Plagiarism Detection Software Misconceptions
- Interview with IEEE U-UFCC Technical Editor
- 3 New Features Added to iThenticate

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 14

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Sep 4, 2013 4:31:00 AM

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Taiwan Defense Minister Resigns Amid Plagiarism Row

First off in this edition, the BBC reports that Taiwanese Defense Minister Andrew Yang resigned a mere six days after taking the office due to plagiarism allegations. Yang, who took the office after his predecessor stepped down in the midst of a scandal involving the death of an army conscript, found himself embroiled in controversy after it was discovered that an article written under his name contained plagiarized material. According to Yang, the article, which was about mainland China’s People’s Liberation Army,  was written by a friend of his for him. Yang quickly admitted to the plagiarism, calling it a “personal mistake” and apologized for the infraction. In his resignation, Yang said that the government was facing “great challenges” and that his actions had hurt the ministry’s honor. Yang, who was the first civilian to have held the position, was succeeded by Yen Ming, who is currently the Minister of National Defense.

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 13

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jul 31, 2013 10:51:00 AM

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Bundestag President in PhD Plagiarism Probe

First off today, The Local in Germany reports that the President of the German Bundestag, Norbert Lammart, is facing allegations that he plagiarized in his doctoral thesis. Lammart joins a long line of German politicians to have been accused of plagiarism including former ministers of education and defense. The most recent scandal involved German Education Minister Annette Schavan, who was stripped of her doctorate in February due to plagiarism claims despite strong protests of her innocence.  Schavan, however, resigned days after her degree was revoked. Lammart also denies the allegations and is encouraging his alma mater, University of Bochum in North Rhine-Westphalia, to look into the allegations. As for the allegations, they were brought forth by an anonymous blogger writing under the name “Robert Schmidt”, who claims to have evidence that Lammert plagiarized portions of some 42 pages in his doctorate.

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Plagiarism Detection Software Misconceptions - July Newsletter

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Jul 18, 2013 5:25:00 AM

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Edition 16 (July 2013):  WHAT'S NEW?   |   DID YOU KNOW?   |   CUSTOMER INSIGHTS   |   COMMUNITY


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Plagiarism detection software is accessible, affordable and effective, yet many common misperceptions exist about its use and limitations. This paper explores seven myths that surround plagiarism detection and provides guidance on how to best use these tools to ensure originality of an author’s own work, or of work submitted for publication or grant application.

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NEW FEATURES & FUNCTIONALITY

 

Now that the Document Viewer (DV) report mode has been removed from Beta, all users are encouraged to make the switch to using the DV to review document results. Also, three new features are available:

  • File size has been increased to 40MB
  • Print and download is now available in the DV
  • Small Source Exclusion and Small Match Exclusion

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INTERVIEW WITH IEEE T-UFFC TECHNICAL EDITOR


The technical editor for IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, a non-animal science journal published by the Federation of Animal Science Societies shares his perspective on plagiarism, experiences with different plagiarism instances, and insights into self-citation as well as the pressure to publish.

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CTRL-V PLAGIARISM IN THE NEWS


iThenticate's newsletter, CTRL-V, discusses the latest and most pressing stories around plagiarism and scholarly misconduct issues. CTRL-V features Jonathan Bailey from Plagiarism Today who provides expert analysis on the issues of the day. Get on the mailing list by signing up for blog updates.
 
 
 


Latest 3 BLOG POSTS


- Is it plagiarism when politicians copy ideas?
- Surprisingly common problem of serial plagiarists
- Plagiarism allegation muddies Lehrer's comeback

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Last NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS


- Webcast: Plagiarism Highest Concern
- Monthly Live, Online Training Webcasts
- Educating Scholars on Ethics & Plagiarism (USAID)

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 12

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jun 30, 2013 6:11:00 AM

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Judgment on Plagiarism: It’s for Academics to Judge

First off today, Paul Jump at the Times Higher Education reports that, in the UK, the High Court has ruled that, while the courts or the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) do have the ability to overturn rulings on plagiarism, they can only do so in rare cases that do not involve or require academic judgment. The judge was looking at the OIA’s refusal to overturn a plagiarism-related ruling originally by Queen Mary, University of London against a former student Hazim Mustafa. Mustafa was attending the school during the 2007-2008 school year and attempting to obtain a master’s degree in project management. However, Mustafa was forced to drop out due in part to the plagiarism allegations. Mustafa petitioned the OIA and the courts to protest both the plagiarism verdict and other treatment he claims to have received from the University. According to Mustafa, while he did copy heavily in the essay in question, square-brackets were enough to show that he did not intend to plagiarize. The University disagreed saying that it was almost impossible to tell what was original text and what was copied in the essay. Both the OIA and the High Court ruled that they had no standing in the case as the matter required “knowledge of academic conventions” and neither the court nor the OIA were in a position to overturn the ruling. This prompted The High Court to dismiss Mustafa’s appeal but did note that this was not a finding of “moral turpitude” against Mustafa as the school did not investigate whether he had intentionally misled anyone.

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 11

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on May 29, 2013 11:41:00 AM

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May Newsletter - Webcast: Survey Reveals Plagiarism as Top Concern

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on May 19, 2013 5:47:00 AM

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Edition 15 (May 2013):  WHAT'S NEW?   |   DID YOU KNOW?   |   CUSTOMER INSIGHTS   |   COMMUNITY

What's New?

WEBCAST: PLAGIARISM HIGHEST CONCERN

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Last month the council chair at COPE, Ginny Barbour, and the university research chair at OHRI, David Moher, helped reveal the results of an iThenticate survey that probed the top ethical and industry concerns of journal editors. Watch the webcast or read along, and get the full report of survey findings.

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MONTHLY LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING WEBCASTS

 

iThenticate now offers live, online training sessions to show new users and customers how to use the service effectively. Both sessions -- Introduction to iThenticate and CrossCheck Introduction to iThenticate -- are scheduled each month and include a demonstration on how to switch to the new report view, Document Viewer (DV). No registration is required.
 

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EDUCATING SCHOLARS ON ETHICS & PLAGIARISM


What is the best way to protect an organization from being associated with plagiarism? A subcontractor from USAID spoke to us about working with researchers from around the world.  She shared how she mitigated risks by educating scholars about plagiarism and ethical issues, and implementing plagiarism detection software.
 

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iThenticate's newsletter, CTRL-V, discusses the latest and most pressing stories around plagiarism and scholarly misconduct issues. CTRL-V features Jonathan Bailey from Plagiarism Today who provides expert analysis on the issues of the day. Get on the mailing list by signing up for blog updates.
 
 

Top 3 BLOG POSTS


- 10 Years After Jayson Blair...
- Rise of Predatory Journals...
- When Plagiarism and Copyright Collide

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Last NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS


- Plagiarism Report: Medical Research (PDF)
- Have you tried the new DV report mode?
- Plagiarism: From Freelancers to Editors (Ebyline)

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 10

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 26, 2013 11:18:00 AM

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CTRL-V Plagiarism in the News - Issue 9

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 24, 2013 6:35:00 AM

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