Forms of Plagiarism in Digital Mathematical Libraries

  • Moritz SchubotzEmail author
  • Olaf Teschke
  • Vincent Stange
  • Norman Meuschke
  • Bela Gipp
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11617)


We report on an exploratory analysis of the forms of plagiarism observable in mathematical publications, which we identified by investigating editorial notes from zbMATH. While most cases we encountered were simple copies of earlier work, we also identified several forms of disguised plagiarism. We investigated 11 cases in detail and evaluate how current plagiarism detection systems perform in identifying these cases. Moreover, we describe the steps required to discover these and potentially undiscovered cases in the future.



This work was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG grant GI-1259-1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moritz Schubotz
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Olaf Teschke
    • 2
  • Vincent Stange
    • 1
  • Norman Meuschke
    • 1
  • Bela Gipp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.FIZ Karlsruhe/zbMATHBerlinGermany

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