B – Defending against plagiarism

Bailey J. Defending against plagiarism. The Scientist Magazine June 1, 2013

Retractions in academic publishing have skyrocketed-up 10-fold in the past three decades, with plagiarism and duplication at the root of about 25% of those retractions. Why doesn’t every organization (government agency, research department, or academic publisher) employ active defenses against plagiarism? There is no reason why readers should discover plagiarism before a publication’s editor do. Publications that use plagiarism-detection software tools (that are well tested, available, and simple to use) have seen retractions decrease.