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米德佳提供中翻英學術論文翻譯,含英文編修。

沒想到竟然被競爭者搶先發表了?不論是有沒有這樣的慘痛經驗的研究員,都可以想見這是多麼令人心碎的消息!

其實,兩個不同的研究組,要做出完全一模一樣的實驗設計並得到一模一樣的實驗數據和研究結果,機率應該是不大的。所以不要慌張,只要不是完全相同,都還是有解決辦法的!

尚未投稿
若在實驗收尾或撰寫初稿的狀態時,就注意到有相似內容的文章被發表了;這時比較適當的處理方法為:

  • 先詳細閱讀對方的文章,找出與自己相同、相似以及不同之處;
  • 分析自己別於他人的特點為何;
  • 化「危機」為「轉機」。撰寫文稿時特別指出自己的特點,並肯定對方的研究,同時利用對方發表的結果平行佐證自己論點;
  • 趕在有更多類似文章出現前儘快投稿,投稿時在cover letter上再次告知主編及審查者有類似的文章出現,並再次點出自己的特點,以及對方的數據如何更加驗證自己的論點。

等待同儕審閱階段
若是已經投稿,但仍在等待審閱階段,處理方法跟投稿前是差不多的;一樣是準備一封不超過一頁的cover letter,說明有類似文章發表的狀況出現,並點出自己的不同,以及對方的數據結果如何更加證實自己的論點,再把文件寄到編輯辦公室,讓主編和審稿人都能了解手邊審閱中的文稿的最新情況。

Academic plagiarism has a formal definition, but to state it informally simply it is using someone else’s work as ones own.

It may be unintentional, merely a footnote left out, or missing quotation marks or forgetting these indicators may be a clever way to fool the reader into thinking the material is original to the author.

Academic Plagiarism Formal Definition

According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary the formal definition is:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
  • to use (another’s production) without crediting the source to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

Academic plagiarism no doubt is very serious stuff. Intellectual property is protected under government guidelines. It isn’t only a matter of flagrant plagiarism, where a complete passage is copied without giving credit to the author, but is also considered a crime when the following occurs:

  • Improper citation, failure to use quotation marks around a quote, even if a footnote is added giving credit
  • If a sentence is used with a few words changed around, but the structure remains the same
  • If a document contains so many ideas belonging to someone else even with proper credit, the work is not original and can be considered plagiarism

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