Plagiarism detection software and the originality scores they generate are useful, but find out why human input is a fundamental part of the process.
An analysis by Science Magazine of Retraction Watch’s new database challenges a number of common perceptions surrounding retractions and reveals some important key themes.
Here’s how the power of machine learning could be harnessed to automate the search for fraudulent figure duplications in submitted manuscripts.
The pressure on top universities to publish breakthrough basic research in top ranking journals has never been greater, as this can have a direct impact on the degree of funding … Continue Reading BBC investigation suggests official data underestimate scale of ‘fake research’ in UK universities
Many universities and academic journals now use plagiarism detection software, such as Turnitin®, to identify essays and research papers that have borrowed excessively from previously published work. However, in a … Continue Reading New paraphrasing tools make plagiarism harder to detect
In this video, Rachael Lammey, Member and Community Outreach at Crossref and Council Member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), gives a summary of the 13th EASE Conference, … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Highlights from the 2016 conference of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
Author: Jo Chapman, PhD (Aspire Scientific Ltd) Over two days last week, around 250 delegates and exhibitors braved sub-zero temperatures to attend the European meeting of the International Society for … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 European ISMPP Meeting
Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
The 2016 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has just finished. Hopefully, the tweet stream below will be helpful in providing highlights of what was presented at … Continue Reading Want to know what the highlights were from the 2016 ISMPP European Meeting? See the #ISMPP tweet stream here
Call for the creation of a coalition to vet individuals and companies who offer publication services
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Donald Samulack, PhD (President, U.S. Operations, Cactus Communications and Editage), presented and launched an industry-wide call-to-action during a panel session titled “Predatory Author Services: What … Continue Reading Call for the creation of a coalition to vet individuals and companies who offer publication services
A blog this week provides a good overview of how to avoid plagiarism. The article starts: “Plagiarism in medical writing is one of the most important ethical issues for us … Continue Reading How to avoid plagiarism
A study was published in PLOS ONE this month to examine whether risk factors for scientific misconduct could predict the occurrence of retractions (which are usually the consequence of research … Continue Reading Misconduct policies, academic culture and career stage affect scientific integrity
2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
Medical publications from the Asia Pacific region are increasing… and coming under intense scrutiny. Proven and practical solutions for enhancing the speed, quality, and influence of these publication will be … Continue Reading 2015 Asia Pacific publication meetings: “Collaborating for Ethical and Effective Publication Practices”
In the past few days, the New York Times has published an article about the recent increase in the retraction of papers from journals. The article is focused on the … Continue Reading Retractions: science under scrutiny
The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity recently took place in Rio de Janeiro (from 31 May-3 June). The main theme for the conference was “How to improve the research … Continue Reading Presentations now available from the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity
Some of the educational presentations are now available to download from the recent “An Update: Publications in Practice” meeting. These presentations cover subjects such as the impact of the Sunshine … Continue Reading Presentations available from the meeting: “An Update: Publications in Practice”
The Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education (JMBE) have released a video in the past week relating to publication ethics. The video (see below) discusses the importance of scientific ethics … Continue Reading Ethics in science: trends in research misconduct on the rise (video)