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Where do essay mills come from? Academic Fraud has not just emerged as an issue of the digital age. The concept of essay mills (also called term paper mills) and ghostwriters has been around since the nineteenth century. Student organizations such as fraternities stored academic work in “file banks” and… Read More »

Essay Mills and Their Impact on Education


At this year’s paste©conference at the University of Cologne PlagScan CEO Markus Goldbach gave an answer to the question: “Why is plagiarism software fair?”. If want to know more about the conference itself please check our post here. We all agree that plagiarism is persona non grata in higher education. Students should not… Read More »

7 Reasons for Why Plagiarism Software is Fair



Fake news has been making waves in the media. Like many, I get my news from social media – articles shared by friends, Youtube videos about current events or alleged quotes from public figures often appear credible. A variety of different voices and perspectives allow me to build my own opinion, independently of… Read More »

What’s Behind the Issue of Fake News?





Federal Ministry of Education in Vienna, Austria “We have been using PlagScan successfully at more than 300 higher education secondary schools (Gymnasium) since 2015 to examine academic work of students.” – Anna Lasselsberger   Why do we use a plagiarism software? Our goal is to prepare students properly for the… Read More »

300 Secondary Schools in Austria Use PlagScan – Read Why



On May 27, 2016, under the presidency of the “Netherlands State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science,” European Union officials have come to an unanimous groundbreaking decision in the areas of research and innovation. Particularly, all scientific articles in the European Union must be freely accessible by the beginning of… Read More »

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