Tag Archives: plagiarism

Pote Lee, Founder of the iGroup and LPixel form a Joint Venture for Image Analysis

iGroup創業者と海外ジョイントベンチャー契約を締結いたしました。 (25 April 2016, Hong Kong) Mr. Pote Lee, founder of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. is pleased to announce a joint venture with LPixel, the developer of groundbreaking image analysis technology and services with a special focus on image plagiarism. The LPixel team has led the world as a pioneer of video and image analysis in the life sciences […]


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Image manipulation: cleaning up the scholarly record

(2 May 2016) Image manipulation: acceptable practice in fashion, not journalism or science. Phil Davis in the Scholarly Kitchen website writes that most readers are experienced with image manipulation. We adjust the lighting, color tint, and contrast in our photographs. More experienced users will crop, resize, touch up a mole or some wrinkles, maybe even remove an […]


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179 professors indicted in Korean research publishing scam

(17 December 2015) In an unprecedented crackdown on academic misconduct, as many as 179 university professors from some 110 universities in South Korea were indicted on Monday after an extensive criminal investigation into a huge copyright scam. The professors have been charged with republishing existing textbooks written by others under their own names by modifying […]


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What do students think of Turnitin?

(5 August 2015). Turnitin has surveyed students to find out what they think about the value of writing, originality and feedback, and then also to ask them their opinions about Turnitin. The results were encouraging and quite positive. It appears that Turnitin’s Originality Reports, alone, seem to help them improve significantly in avoiding plagiarism. However, […]


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Thais warned to beware of new Copyright Act

(30 July 2015) The Commerce Ministry has urged people to study the details of the new Copyright Act carefully before sharing information online or trading second-hand products. The new law will take effect on August 4. Deputy Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said it would have eight main features. First, it will focus on tackling internet […]


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Turnitin announces availability of Turnitin Scoring Engine for automated writing assessment

(28 April 2015, Oakland, Calif) Turnitin®, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the general availability of Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service that provides automated scoring of short answer texts and written essays. Turnitin Scoring Engine provides instant scoring of student-written texts in online learning environments, or for assessing essays at the […]


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MyMaster essay cheating scandal: More than 70 university students face suspension

(19 March 2015) Two university students have been expelled and a further 70 are facing severe penalties, including expulsion, from five of NSW’s most prestigious universities after being identified in connection with a widespread cheating scandal centred around an online essay writing company. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald has the story by Lisa Visentin. The UK […]


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Poland eyes IPR reform to combat plagiarism in scientific theses

(30 July 2014)  The Polish Parliament is currently finalising work on a bill designed to make using anti-plagiarism software compulsory for Polish higher education institutions (HEIs). With the new law, universities are to become obliged to check all Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. theses to detect acts of plagiarism. Read the story by Jaroslaw Adamowski for […]


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iParadigms sold for $752 million

(2 June 2014, Oakland, Calif./PRNewswire/) -iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, today announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired for US$752 million by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based […]


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Riken affair boosts orders for anti-plagiarism software

(17 April 2014, Kobe)  A growing number of universities in Japan are introducing software systems to detect plagiarism in academic papers amid a recent plagiarism controversy at Riken, the state-backed research institute. And because of a recent ordinance that all doctoral theses must be published on the internet, plagiarism issues need to be identified before […]


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Monash publishes new Academic Integrity online tutorial

(10 March 2014)   The new Academic Integrity online tutorial was jointly developed by the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and Monash University Library as part of the implementation of the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures. Modules include ethics, several on various aspects of plagiarism, collusion and getting help. Read the announcement here.  


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General Guide to Referencing at Federation University Australia

‎(20 February ‎ ‎2014)   The library of the Federation University Australia has published online its General Guide to Referencing. The 81 page 2014 edition covers: What you need to know about referencing; What you need to know about plagiarism; APA citation style; MLA citation style; and Chicago note citation style. Consult it here.


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Survey shows plagiarism a regular problem in scholarly research, publishing, but action to prevent falls short

Time, Cost, and “Not an Issue in My Work” Top Reasons for Not Checking for Plagiarism (OAKLAND, Calif.,  5 December 2012 /PRNewswire/.) A study of more than 400 researchers, authors, and editors at scholarly publications reveals that while most agree that plagiarism is a serious problem on the rise, tactics to prevent or detect plagiarism […]


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