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A study of scientific publication ethics

Just went to a great talk about publication ethics. The next time you review a paper, use this easy tool (eTBLAST) to check for plagiarism. Just copy and paste the abstract to it.

"Identification of duplicate citations in the bio-medical literature
The project aims at identified highly similar citations (based on their abstract) to flag potential cases of unethical publications, using a text comparator algorithm named eTBLAST."


Right now it only searches medical databases (Medline, Pubmed, NASA, ...) but it will search the arXiv soon!

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