A Text-Analytic Method for Identifying Text Recycling in STEM Research Reports

Ian G. Anson, Cary Moskovitz & Chris M. Anson
Background: Text recycling (hereafter TR)—the reuse of one’s own textual materials from one document in a new document—is a common but hotly debated and unsettled practice in many academic disciplines, especially in the context of peer-reviewed journal articles. Although several analytic systems have been used to determine replication of text—for example, for purposes of identifying plagiarism—they do not offer an optimal way to compare documents to determine the nature and extent of TR in order...
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