Plagiarism (submitted article)

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Case discussion: Suspected plagiarism

Case 19-04 Suspected plagiarism

A single author submitted a paper to a journal. A similarity check revealed 48% similarity with another published paper. The published paper was by different authors—5 in total. The similarities between the papers were in the introduction, methods and discussion sections. The submitting author did not reference the published article.

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Author Developed for COPE by Liz Wager of Sideview © 2013 Committee on Publication Ethics First published 2006
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COPE Council.Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript. Version 2. 2013

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