New report was presented by StrikePlagiarism.com in January 2021. The report has a unique combination of the best practices assisting professors and individuals to track lack of quote and self-citation at the text, compare text and source side by side, identifying authorship of the analysed text, add and display comments as well as configure self-citation in a very convenient mode. Follow us in youtube to know more about our technologies.
StrikePlagiarism.com has introduced a new SmartMarks feature. This functionality allows you to carry out linguistic analysis of documents, find similarities if words have been changed to synonyms, swapped, spelling of a word has been changed, etc. This function is very much in demand in order to teach students to correctly paraphrase texts, as well as to replenish the evidence base when finding plagiarism in scientific papers. SmartMarks was released in July 2020.
In March 2020 Ali Tahmazov paid a visit to Minsk, Belarus to meet with local universities and present different both technical and institutional solutions on plagiarism prevention. Local universities are very interested in gaining more experience especially in prevention of plagiarism in scientific papers.
In February 2020 Ali Tahmazov, executive director of Plagiat.pl conducted a series of trainings and seminars on plagiarism procedures, methodology of evaluation, development or processes of plagiarism prevention among the professors of Almaty universities such as Turan, KIMEP and Satbayev university.
Plagiat.pl team held successful meetings in Tbilisi, Georgia! Tbilisi universities are ready to fight plagiarism! Despite the fact that many universities in Georgia have significant experience in preventing academic plagiarism, there are some institutions that are just beginning the path to zero tolerance and want to study the experience of other universities in the region and practical examples.
In Februry 2020 The Plagiat.pl team, led by Julia Kalchun, visited universities and the Higher Attestation Commission of Tajikistan, answered their questions and shared the experience of the EU and Poland in enhancing academic integrity, protecting copyright and preventing plagiarism in scientific and student work. The universities of Tajikistan have shown great interest in applying the experience of Polish universities in Tajikistan, as well as the desire for greater integration with the academic environment of the EU. We hope to become another bridge between Europe and Tajikistan. As a result, the company Plagiat.pl signed a cooperation agreement with the Higher Attestation Commission of Tajikistan for 5 years, which will allow the HAC of the country to verify all of its scientific work.
On February 6, 2020, Mr. Krzysztof M. Gutowski conducted a webinar on the following topics:
1. What disciplinary measures against academic plagiarism are established by law and practice at universities in Poland. Who makes the decision to withdraw the academic degree and diploma of a university in Poland.
2. What are the requirements for publications regarding plagiarism, how the new points system for evaluating scientific articles in Poland works, and how this affects, for example, the author’s salary. What is the purpose of such fundamental changes in the article rating system. What are the other requirements for evaluating publishers. What other innovations does the new law on higher education in Poland suggest? Please see the video by clicking here.
In early December 2019, the Plagiat.pl team took part in the seminar under the leadership of the first Vice Minister of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan and the President of Plagiat.pl. During the meeting with the academic community, topics of preventing plagiarism in science, the experience of Poland in this direction, the new law on higher education in Poland and Uzbekistan were touched upon. The Vice Minister, emphasized decisiveness in the fight against plagiarism and praised the cooperation with Plagiat.pl. As a result, it was decided to sign a memorandum of cooperation. You will find more information by clicking on the link.
On January 16, 2020, a webinar was held with a presentation by Dr. Thomas Foltynek of the University of Mendel, Brno, Czech Republic, and Dr. Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK. This presentation is about the situation with academic integrity (a project called PAICKT) in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Armenia. The project is supported by the European Council. Doc Thomas Foltynek is the president of ENAI (European Network on Academic Integrity). The report shows what the situation is in the universities of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Armenia with academic plagiarism, responsibility for plagiarism, how the student community and faculty understand the concept of academic honesty, what activities are carried out in these countries. This report will be of interest to teachers, university leaders, students, as well as journalists and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science and educational institutions. Please see the video by clicking here.
Report about situation for academic plagiarism by ENAI. Report about situation for academic plagiarism in Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia made by ENAI supported by European Council. Report was complete by the end of 2019.
StrikePlagiarism.com joined a seminar on Academic integrity in Polish university - Grand séminaire d'Ołtarzew. Mr. Krzysztof Gutowski, an GDPR expert of Plagiat.pl was presenting legislative changes in Poland and EU, giving practical cases on GDPR and how academic integrity has developed in Poland within last few years. The visitors were professors from Ukraine.
Maksim Maevsky, Roksolyana Ostapiv, Ali Tahmazov and Elena Lavrentieva on 14th of September 2019 are talking about legislation for anti-plagiarism measures at the universities, popular ways of system cheating and methodology of evaluation. The changes in an education law describe precisely the terminology of academic dishonesty and responsibility for academic staff and authors. However, many universities doesn't follow the law due to the lack of procedues and reputational risks. Ukrainian universities did huge changes and efforts within few last years in increasing academic integrity. Ukrainian academia wants fast changes.
Vice-Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan was accussed in plagiarism. Information about plagiarism was shared on facebook by Anar Kaibekova. Later, the information was published by Inform.kz. The doctoral dissertation of Fatima Zhakypova was, meantime, analysed by few independant experts including Vice-Rector of Satbayev University Kazakhstan, Mr Rinat Iskakov. Mr Iskakov used StrikePlagiarism.com to analyse this dissertation. The results are available at the open source. Click here to know more.
StrikePlagiarism.com and Sofia University in June 2019 conducted next training session on academic integrity, plagiarism verification procedures, prevention of plagiarism, use of Moodle etc for its academic staff, heads of the deaneries and library. The training took 2 days and more than 100 people.
StrikePlagiarism.com has joined a the 5th international conference Plagiarism Across Europe and Beyond organized by ENAI (European Network of Academic Integrity) that took place in Vilnius in June 2019, Lithuania as sponsor, supporting this event 4th year. This is a great event for our team to grasp valuable knowledge and disseminate it via our network of universities. Such events make cooperation between companies providing technical solution and HEIs stronger and we more understand the needs of each other and expectations.
Plagiat.pl organized international round table in Kazakhstan. On March 19, 2019 at Rixos Khadisha Shymkent Hotel was held an international round table “Academic honesty – the core problem and consequences of plagiarism in scientific publications” which was organized by Plagiat.pl and Shymkent University. Plagiat.pl’s representative Ali Takhmazov – Executive Director of Plagiat.pl expressed significant changes in increasing of academic integrity in Kazakhstan. Plagiat.pl is operating in Kazakhstan since 2015, cooperates with 50 universities on regular basis and is a leading plagiarism detection system in CA.
The Plagiat.pl’s software will be affordable to all universities in Ukraine.The memorandum signed in February 2018 between the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Plagiat.pl in Kiev. According to this agreement, HEIs of Ukraine get discount access to the StrikePlagiarism.com that will allow to verify all Doctoral and Ph.D. dissertations as well as improve procedures.
Sofia University hosted a conference „Antiplagiarism and academia – problems and solutions”. In the Aula of the Sofia University was held a national forum on „Antiplagiarism and academy – problems and solutions „organized by the Center for Distance Learning of the University and the Rector’s Office of Alma Mater. The forum focused on one of the current and painful topics related to academics and the quality of higher education in the 21st century. Issues that have also been reflected in the amendments to the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria. Read more here.
Georgian universities are starting to use StrikePlagiarism.com system. More and more universities join network of StrikePlagiarism.com in Georgia and Azerbaijan. A StrikePlagiarism.com team had also meetings with representatives of Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Azerbaijan. The discussions focused on topics related to the problems with verification of Ph.D. dissertations, unified procedures and regulations. Ministries of Education and Sciences of both countries expressed their interest in our technologies and willingness to move forward.
StrikePlagiarism.com on the 3rd International Conference „Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond”. Keynote speech made by Ali Tahmazov and Cristina Costiniuc – Role of politics in academic plagiarism – was embracing political influence in post soviet region. The workshop was focused on experience in integration of Antiplagiarism System on the National level. The conference was organized by the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), in collaboration with the European Network for Academic Integrity and the Council of Europe. Presentation is available here.
Ali Tahmazov, Cristina Costiniuc - Role of politics in academic plagiarism. ENAI conference in Brno, May 2017. We are talking about the situation with plagiarism in Eastern Europe and political influence to it.
Fighting Academic Plagiarism in Romania.
We encourage you to read the article, which Cristina Costiniuc, Head of Plagiat.pl’s Romanian office, has published in journal, a project developed by Enformation. Plagiarism is one of the most debated subjects in Romanian society. While most of the attention is on politicians, the subject has had a major impact on the academic environment and it has led to important changes in how we view academic integrity today. The aim of the present paper is to list both the progress we have made as well as the challenges we still need to face. More can be found here.
Krzysztof M. Gutowski’s video presentation on the following topics in Russian and Polish:
1. What disciplinary measures against academic plagiarism are set by law and practice at universities in Poland. Who makes the decision to withdraw the academic degree and diploma of a university in Poland.
2. What are the publication requirements for plagiarism, how the new points system for evaluating scientific articles in Poland works, and how this affects, for example, the author’s salary. What is the purpose of such fundamental changes in the article rating system. What are the other requirements for evaluating publishers. What other innovations does the new law on higher education in Poland suggest?