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Prevalence of Plagiarism in Recent Submissions to the Croatian Medical Journal


Baždarić, Ksenija; Bilić-Zulle, Lidija; Brumini, Gordana; Petrovečki, Mladen
Prevalence of Plagiarism in Recent Submissions to the Croatian Medical Journal // Science and engineering ethics, 18 (2012), 2; 223-239 doi:10.1007/s11948-011-9347-2 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Prevalence of Plagiarism in Recent Submissions to the Croatian Medical Journal

Autori
Baždarić, Ksenija ; Bilić-Zulle, Lidija ; Brumini, Gordana ; Petrovečki, Mladen

Izvornik
Science and engineering ethics (1353-3452) 18 (2012), 2; 223-239

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Research – ethics – peer review – plagiarism – self-plagiarism – sScientific misconduct – research integrity – software

Sažetak
To assess the prevalence of plagiarism in manuscripts submitted for publication in the Croatian Medical Journal (CMJ). All manuscripts submitted in 2009–2010 were analyzed using plagiarism detection software: eTBLAST, CrossCheck, and WCopyfind. Plagiarism was suspected in manuscripts with more than 10% of the text derived from other sources. These manuscripts were checked against the Déjà vu database and manually verified by investigators. Of 754 submitted manuscripts, 105 (14%) were identified by the software as suspicious of plagiarism. Manual verification confirmed that 85 (11%) manuscripts were plagiarized: 63 (8%) were true plagiarism and 22 (3%) were self-plagiarism. Plagiarized manuscripts were mostly submitted from China (21%), Croatia (14%), and Turkey (19%). There was no significant difference in the text similarity rate between plagiarized and self-plagiarized manuscripts (25% [95% CI 22–27%] vs. 28% [95% CI 20–33%] ; U = 645.50 ; P = 0.634). Differences in text similarity rate were found between various sections of self-plagiarized manuscripts (H = 12.65, P = 0.013). The plagiarism rate in the Materials and Methods (61% (95% CI 41–68%) was higher than in the Results (23% [95% CI 17–36%], U = 33.50 ; P = 0.009) or Discussion (25.5 [95% CI 15–35%] ; U = 57.50 ; P < 0.001) sections. Three authors were identified in the Déjà vu database. Plagiarism detection software combined with manual verification may be used to detect plagiarized manuscripts and prevent their publication. The prevalence of plagiarized manuscripts submitted to the CMJ, a journal dedicated to promoting research integrity, was 11% in the 2-year period 2009–2010.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
062-0000000-3552 - Učestalost i stavovi o neovlaštenom preuzimanju autorskoga vlasništva (Mladen Petrovečki, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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