New Report: Plagiarism and Misconduct in Medical Research

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Jan 11, 2013 12:06:00 PM

plagiarism-medical-researchA report by iThenticate titled, "Rising Tide of Plagiarism and Misconduct in Medical Research," is now available.

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“Correcting the Literature”: Self-Plagiarism and Retractions

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Jun 29, 2012 9:17:00 AM

cope-logo-publication-ethicsTwo topics from the latest issue of the Committee on Publication Ethics’ (COPE) newsletter, “Ethical Editing” resonated with me -- self-plagiarism and retractions. Since the iThenticate blog has covered both of these topics in depth this past year, I wanted to share some new and additional perspectives on these topics with our readers. Thanks go out to COPE for their permission to share their insights concerning ethical writing!

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Costs of Research Plagiarism and Misconduct (Infographic)

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on May 21, 2012 9:29:00 AM

With the rise of plagiarism checker technology over the past decade, scholarly misconduct allegations are at an all time high within the scientific, technical and medical research community. These uncovered cases have led to serious concerns about the damages caused by plagiarism and other forms of misconduct. To help put the issues into perspective, iThenticate has created a visual infographic. An extension of the recent iThenticate report, True Costs of Research Misconduct, this infographic illustrates the growing trouble with plagiarism and other forms of research misconduct, and the types of damages that are incurred.

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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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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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Pressure to Publish: What is Causing Research and Publishing to Change?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Oct 12, 2011 10:39:00 AM
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CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening: Understanding the Similarity Score

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 11, 2011 10:17:00 PM

Written by Kirsty Meddings, Product Manager at CrossRef ---CrossCheck, the plagiarism screening initiative from CrossRef and iParadigms has recently welcomed its 240th publisher and is becoming an established part of the crosscheck-crossref-plagiarism-ismteeditorial process for many journals. CrossCheck members use the iThenticate plagiarism detection system to screen submitted papers for originality and can quickly tell whether a paper contains passages of text that also appear in other publications or resources.

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Plagiarism: Who Really Knows About It and Who Cares?

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Jul 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM
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Should Facebook Provide Plagiarism Checking Tools?

Posted by Robert Creutz on May 11, 2011 4:00:00 AM

The Washington Post recently publisheiStock 000008009190XSmalld an article that cited a plagiarism study from Turnitin.  Essentially, Turnitin scanned 40 million student papers and then took a survey of where the majority of the online duplicate content matches came from. 

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Cross-Medium Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on Jan 12, 2011 1:30:00 PM

plagiarism across mediums 150x150 resized 600The standard form of plagiarism that we hear about most often occurs within a single medium. For example, an original newspaper article is duplicated and published by another newspaper without attribution. 

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