Plagiarism is an ongoing problem in the world of scientific publishing and a topic we’ve addressed here before. Last year we shared an infographic from iThenticate showing 10 types of plagiarism and perceived levels of seriousness, as identified through a survey of scientific researchers. The following infographic (also used with permission from iThenticate) demonstrates just how serious a problem research misconduct can be in terms of human and monetary costs.
Wiley is committed to targeting plagiarism in all its forms. For each manuscript submitted to a Wiley Open Access journal using the ScholarOne submission system, an automatic report is generated using the iThenticate anti-plagiarism software, a process that benefits authors and editors alike by ensuring high ethical standards across the open access programme. In this way, we hope to mitigate some of the costs outlined below.