March 1, 2007

Experimenting with plagiarism detection on the arXiv:PHYSICS TODAY

Toni Feder

Starting this summer, submissions to the arXiv, the online server where many physicists check daily for new preprints, will be compared with the server's existing 400 000—and counting—manuscripts to check for plagiarism.
When plagiarism is suspected, the submission will be flagged, and the authors will get a message saying "your article has x% overlap with article 'a.' Do you really want to do this?" says Cornell University physicist Paul Ginsparg, the creator and overseer of the arXiv.>>>

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