5 Reasons Medical Publishing Professionals Should Use Plagiarism Detection Technology

Posted by Robert Creutz on May 14, 2014 3:40:00 PM

Several years ago, I attended the International Society for Medical Publishing Professionals (ISMPP) annual meeting.  As a presenter, I was introducing attendees to a new initiative called CrossCheck.  Our company, iParadigms, had recently partnered with CrossRef, a non-profit providing several services to the scholarly publishing community including Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration.  The partnership was straightforward.  CrossRef's publisher and society members would receive access to iThenticate for use in editorial review in return for allowing us to index their published content.  Where plagiarism detection software is concerned, the primary value is the world of content against which you can compare manuscripts.  My introduction of the CrossCheck initiative received mixed reviews.  Many wondered how the use of our software would impact existing editorial processes.  Would efficiencies be affected?  Would the scholarly research community support the effort? 


Tagged:  Technology

NYQ Editor-in-Chief Sheds Light on Plagiarism and iThenticate

Posted by Robert Creutz on Jun 9, 2011 8:30:00 AM

nyqlogoWe recently had the opportunity to chat with Editor-in-Chief Raymond Hammond of the New York Quarterly Magazine, a publication that Rolling Stone has called "The most important poetry magazine in America", about his thoughts on plagiarism and his experience with iThenticate.


Tagged:  Interviews, Best Practices, Technology

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. 


Tagged:  Social Media, Resources

Demand Media Leads Publishing in Plagiarism Detection and Prevention

Posted by Robert Creutz on Jan 27, 2011 1:24:00 PM

demand media logoA recent Forbes article referenced Demand Media’s commitment to providing the highest quality content, free of plagiarism and duplication.


Tagged:  Best Practices

Plagiarism Discussion on Reddit

Posted by Robert Creutz on Dec 7, 2010 1:37:00 PM

reddit iconReddit.com is a popular social news website where users can submit interesting links from around the web to an online community. 


Tagged:  Social Media

Self-Plagiarism: Is it Really Plagiarism?

Posted by Robert Creutz on Dec 1, 2010 1:40:00 PM

self plagiarism resized 600The term ‘self-plagiarism’ might seem confusing to many people.  After all, if you are the person who originally created a piece of content, how can it be considered plagiarism if you decide to reuse the material?  Shouldn’t you be able to reuse your own work in any way you want? 


Tagged:  Current Events, Academic

The Plagiarism Chain of Events

Posted by Robert Creutz on Nov 10, 2010 1:49:00 PM

If you’ve searched for the word ‘plagiarism’ online in the past several days you’ve  probably encountered a plethora of news stories about a publication called ‘Cooks Source.’ 

plagiarism chain of events

Tagged:  Current Events

Blurring the Lines of Ownership with Social News Aggregation

Posted by Robert Creutz on Sep 14, 2010 2:08:00 PM

social news aggregation resized 600“Social News” services are becoming a trend in the news publishing industry.


Tagged:  Social Media

Plagiarism Punishment

Posted by Robert Creutz on Jun 23, 2010 2:37:00 PM

prison cell 150x150 resized 600A recent article from Times Higher Education discusses a new ‘Tariff’ that academics in the UK are proposing that will lay out a universal system of penalties for university students that plagiarize.  


Tagged:  Legal, Academic, International

New York Times Plagiarism – Nature or Nurture?

Posted by Robert Creutz on Mar 11, 2010 7:35:00 AM

nature vs nurture resized 600Are recent incidents of newspaper plagiarism examples of Nature, something that would ‘naturally’ occur due to the inadvertent duplication of content, or Nurture, where plagiarism is happening because of the publishing environment writers are placed in?


Tagged:  Current Events