Role of a Reviewer in detecting plaigarism ¶
By: Lasith Gunawardena on March 16, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Most of the time when I am sent a paper to review, I usually run a TurnitIn Check, and on a few instances I get rather very high (>90%) similarity scores. This sometimes happens when a author has simipy re-posted the same article to another journal or conference. In certain instances it has also happened because the author had done the research as part of his/her masters / phd but has simply cut the whole paragraphs from it. (where the thesis is online)
Often I inform the editors on my discovery (this often happens for conferences where they do not run checks for plaigiarism)but I simply do the review without indicating that in the review comments. Is that the best course of action or would you do anything differently ?
Last edited by: Lasith Gunawardena on March 18, 2019, 12:47 p.m., edited 1 time in total.