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