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1 Welcome to the IEEE IPR Office Plagiarism Tutorial Click to begin

2 The IEEE recognizes the importance of educating its authors, editors and readers about the problems of plagiarism. This tutorial will help clarify what plagiarism is, how to avoid it when writing and what to do upon discovering it in a submitted manuscript or published paper. Click to Continue

3 What Is Plagiarism?

4 Plagiarism is… …to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. The American Heritage Dictionary (2nd College Ed.) …to take and use as one’s own the writings or ideas of another. IEEE PSPB Operations Manual (from Section B.7) … the reuse of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10 th edition) Click to Continue

5 Why Is Plagiarism a Serious Offense?

6 To reuse someone else’s work and make it appear to be your own denies the original author credit for his or her contributions to the research and to Society. If you neglect to properly cite the work you borrow, either by choice or by accident, you are committing plagiarism. It is important for all IEEE authors to recognize that plagiarism in any form, at any level, is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional and ethical conduct. It should also be noted that plagiarism is a type of copyright infringement, and as such may also subject an author to legal liability. Click to Continue

7 Does Plagiarism Apply Only to Books, Journals, and Magazines?

8 Books Click the items above that you think are covered by plagiarism. Then click HERE for the correct answer. The following is a list of various types of intellectual property. Can you identify the items that the rules of plagiarism cover? All publicly distributed material is subject to the same rules of plagiarism. Electronic Media Magazines Photos, Charts, and Tables Conference Proceedings Journals and Transactions Multimedia Presentations Click to Continue

9 Are There Degrees of Plagiarism?

10 Level One : The uncredited verbatim copying of a full paper, or the verbatim copying of a major portion (greater than half of the original paper) At IEEE, acts of plagiarism are categorized into five levels, or degrees, of misconduct, ranging from the most serious (Level One) to the least serious (Level Five). Click on the thermometer to view a description of each level. Level Two : The uncredited verbatim copying of a large portion (less than half of the original paper). Level Three : The uncredited verbatim copying of individual elements (e.g., paragraphs, sentences, figures) Level Four : The uncredited improper paraphrasing of pages or paragraphs Level Five : The credited verbatim copying of a major portion of a paper without clear delineation (e.g., quotes or indents) Click to Continue

11 How Does IEEE Respond to Plagiarism?

12 In recognizing the different levels of plagiarism, the IEEE has defined corresponding levels of corrective actions. Corrective actions range from a Notice of Violation posted in IEEE Xplore and prohibition of publication in all IEEE-copyrighted publications, to submitting a letter of apology to the author of the original work. Click to Continue

13 The Five Levels of Corrective Actions Level One: Publication of a Notice of Violation of Publication Principles in IEEE Xplore and in the appropriate IEEE publication Prohibition of publication in all IEEE-copyrighted publications by the offending authors(s) for 3 to 5 years Rejection and return of all papers by the author(s) that are currently in review or in any IEEE publication queue (papers may be re-submitted after prohibition term has expired). Click to Continue

14 Level Two : Publication of a Notice of Violation of Publication Principles in IEEE Xplore and in the appropriate IEEE publication Prohibition of publication in all IEEE-copyrighted publications by the offending authors(s) for 1 to 3 years. Rejection and return of all papers by the author(s) that are currently in review or in any IEEE publication queue (papers may be re-submitted after prohibition term has expired). The Five Levels of Corrective Actions Click to Continue

15 Level Five : Offending author(s) prepare and submit apology to the original author(s) and publication editor, and prepare correction or retraction and submit this document to the editor for publication. Level Four : Offending author(s) prepare and submit apology to the plagiarized author(s) and publication editor. Level Three : Offending author(s) prepare and submit apology to the plagiarized author(s) and to the editor of the publication where the plagiarized work was submitted. The Five Levels of Corrective Actions Click to Continue

16 How Can I Avoid Plagiarizing?

17 If Author A would like to use text, charts, photographs, or other graphics from Author B’s original material, then Author A must do two important things: 1.Clearly indicate the reused material by using quotation marks or indentations and provide a full reference to the original material (publication title, author name, article title, etc.) 2.Obtain written permission from the publisher or, if the reused material has not been published, obtain written permission from the original author. Two Important Factors Click to Continue

18 How Do I Report Plagiarism?

19 If you are an IEEE author and have discovered that your IEEE work was reused inappropriately either in another IEEE publication or in a non-IEEE publication, then you should prepare a "case" by collecting as much material as possible. For example, 1.A marked copy of your original paper showing the specific text that was reused 2.A marked copy of the paper in which your uncredited work appears showing your specific text 3.A written description of the alleged misconduct 4.Copies of any communications you might have already had with the "authors" who may have misused your work. Once you have collected all the necessary material, you should submit your case to the editor of the publication (or the sponsoring IEEE Society of the publication) in which the misconduct occurred. If the contact information for the editor is unavailable, you should send your case to the IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office (see contact info at the end of this presentation). Click to Continue

20 If you are an IEEE volunteer editor (the person responsible for any IEEE publication is termed "the editor") and have either discovered on your own or been contacted by someone concerning an apparent case of inappropriate copying, then you should review Section of the PSPB Operations Manual, which provides detailed guidelines for dealing with instances of plagiarism.Section If you are a reader and have discovered an apparent case of inappropriate copying, then you should contact the editor of the publication or the IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office. Click to Continue

21 Where Can I Get More Information?

22 Guidelines for Handling Plagiarism Complaints Identifying Plagiarism Investigating Possible Misconduct IEEE IPR Policies & Guidelines A Plagiarism FAQ Below are some clickable links to more information on plagiarism offered by the IEEE IPR Office. Click to Continue

23 For additional information, or questions related to plagiarism, please contact the IEEE IPR Office. IEEE Intellectual Property Rights 445 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ (732) Click to Continue

24 The IPR Tutorial Series For other tutorials on IPR-related topics, such as Trademarks Copyrights Patents Please visit the IEEE IPR Office web site Click to Continue

25 This concludes the IEEE IPR Office Plagiarism Tutorial. We hope it helped to provide a better understanding of plagiarism. Copyright © 2007 IEEE


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