Leading Organizational Plagiarism Checker Reports Record Growth

iThenticate Welcomes its 250th Publisher and Now Features More Than 30 Million Scholarly Articles

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iParadigms, creators of iThenticate and the leader in plagiarism prevention, today announced it has seen record growth in the number of publisher members and scholarly papers for its iThenticate service. More than 250 publishers rely on iThenticate to compare 2.5 million documents against a database of 30 million scholarly articles, books and conference proceedings, more than 14 billion web pages and 70,000 research articles.

"Plagiarism checking is quickly becoming a critical component of editorial review and iThenticate has become the industry standard for originality checking in scholarly research," said Chris Caren, iParadigms President and CEO. "Our rapid growth of publisher members has driven the significant increase in organizations using the service. In addition, it has allowed us to expand our customer base to include individuals who are preparing to submit papers for publication."

In October, iThenticate welcomed the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) as its 250th publisher member of the CrossCheck user community. CrossCheck is comprised of global scientific, technical and medical publishers and societies using iThenticate technology in the editorial process, as well as depositing their respective published scholarly articles in iThenticate's comparison databases.

"iThenticate is an invaluable tool for our editors in screening for plagiarism before publication, which safeguards our reputation as a leading publisher," said Tim Fenton, Journals Manager at the Agricultural Institute of Canada.

With the growth of its CrossCheck user community, iThenticate indexed its 30 millionth scholarly article which was submitted by Wiley-Blackwell on September 17th. The article joins articles, books and conference proceedings from more than 70,000 publications from leading publishing partners, including Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis (Informa), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Nature Publishing Group, Wolters Kluwer (Ovid), Oxford University Press, American Physical Society (APS), American Institute of Physics (AIP), American Psychological Association (APA).

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About iParadigms LLC

iParadigms, LLC is the world's leading provider of web-based solutions for plagiarism prevention. The company's products include Turnitin, used by educators worldwide to check students' papers for originality, to enable web-based peer review and for digital grading of student work. iParadigms' iThenticate solution is the leader in plagiarism detection in research, publishing and many other commercial markets. The company's solutions check millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries. iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, CA with an international office located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. iParadigms is backed by Warburg Pincus. http://www.turnitin.com and http://www.ithenticate.com.

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