About this module

Plagiarism not only negatively impacts your career, it is also easy to detect. So, it’s important that early career researchers understand where the boundaries lie. Of the ethics cases that Elsevier deals with each year, nearly 50% are related to plagiarism and the perception of editors, publishers, and the media is that rates are rising. 

In this module, we put plagiarism under the microscope. We look at some definitions and offer practical advice on how you can steer clear of this unethical behavior. You will also learn about iThenticate, a tool that alerts Elsevier’s editors to any similarities between a submission and a huge database of 30 million+ published articles from more than 400 publishers.

The content of this webinar was created by Catriona Fennell, who is responsible for Elsevier’s publishing integrity and reproducibility programs.

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and the forms of original work it applies to. You’ll learn the principles and importance of correct citation and what to do if someone breaks the rules.

About the teacher

Catriona Fennell

Director of Journal Services, Elsevier

Following graduation from National University of Galway, Ireland, Catriona Fennell joined Elsevier as a Journal Manager in 1999. She later had the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of peer review while supporting and training hundreds of editors during the introduction of Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Since then, she has worked in various management roles in STM Journals' Publishing and as Director Publishing Services she is now responsible for its publishing integrity and reproducibility programs.


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