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Plagiarism Software

  • C. Adithan
  • A. Surendiran
Chapter

Abstract

  • Plagiarism checking software identify similarities in manuscript with existing literature by comparison of texts. The working algorithms in each software vary in effectiveness, thus producing differences in similarity reports. All similarities are not plagiarism.

  • Plagiarism software reports require manual scrutiny to assess potential plagiarism and its nature of seriousness.

  • Free and paid software are available for checking plagiarism. However, reliability is poor in most free software. The nature of the plagiarised content is as important as the quantity plagiarised. In certain instances, a single plagiarised phrase can be a more serious offence than a plagiarised paragraph.

  • Software service packages can be chosen based on the nature of requirement—student, instructor or institutional activity.

  • Plagiarism checking softwares cannot check images and their copyright violations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Adithan
    • 1
  • A. Surendiran
    • 2
  1. 1.Dean (Research)Sri Balaji VidyapeethPillaiyarkuppam, PondicherryIndia
  2. 2.Associate Professor, Department of PharmacologyJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPondicherryIndia

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