Plagiarism is severe academic misconduct greatly frowned upon in academia. However, plagiarism may be unintentional. Especially in the introduction and methods sections of your manuscript, accidental plagiarism can result from improper writing practices such as inadequate paraphrasing of reference papers, failure to appropriately cite sources, and even excessive use of quoted text.
The consequences of accidental plagiarism and self-plagiarism can be as severe as those of deliberate plagiarism and can even result in desk rejection (i.e., rejection without peer review). If plagiarism is identified after publication, a paper may even be retracted by a journal.
If you are unsure whether your paraphrasing is adequate, you may use plagiarism detection services such as iThenticate to determine the similarity of your paper to others.
We can perform such a check on your behalf, or you can send us a report you already have. If the score is unacceptable, we can rewrite the offending sections of your manuscript!* You may also opt for a post-rewriting similarity check to ensure that rewriting efforts have been successful.
Do you need rewriting service? Please send us your requirements, and we can rewrite your text to your liking per your instructions.
We typically do not rewrite manuscripts with high similarity scores, especially for the results/main analysis/discussion sections.
Footnote: *An iThenticate similarity score of less than 15% may be impossible for some manuscripts, such as those with a high density of technical terms that cannot be rephrased. Nevertheless, such similarity is likely unproblematic as it is not considered plagiarism. In addition, we rewrite from a language perspective only. This means we ensure that the meaning and academic content of your text remain unaltered.
Please contact us for more details.