What are the main benefits of iThenticate?
iThenticate is the premier tool for researchers and professional writers to check their original works for potential plagiarism. With an easy to use submission process that checks for similarity against the world’s top published works, researchers and institutions can feel confident that their academic reputation will be protected.
Only iThenticate is embedded into top publisher’s workflow and process. Through our exclusive partnership with Crossref, 1,500 publishers license iThenticate and rely on it to check for plagiarism when screening and reviewing article submissions. Institutions and researchers can feel much more confident about their submission and acceptance chances, knowing that by using iThenticate they have the same data and information as the publisher.
Can iThenticate be used by Admissions Offices?
Yes. For Admissions offices, iThenticate has an easy to use submission process that checks incoming application documents (essays, short answers, letters of recommendation, etc) for similarity against the world’s top published works and a repository of more than 70 billion current and archived web pages. The written portions of the application packet are the most subjective and take the most time to review, so having a solution that provides a quantifiable metric without increasing the review time helps to protect your reputation while fitting seamlessly into your current application review process.
Against what resources will my manuscript be compared?
iThenticate compares submissions to premium academic content including: premium scholarly journals, books, law reviews, patents, dissertations & theses, pre-prints, conference proceedings and internet pages. Learn more about our constantly growing database of content.
If desired, a private repository can be established to store your documents. Administrators can choose whether storing to the private repository is enabled for all users. Every user can choose to store their uploaded document into the private repository. The private repository can be searched against to discover text similarity across the items uploaded at your institution. This can be valuable in detecting research misconduct including self plagiarism.
What are common uses for iThenticate during research projects?
What are common uses for iThenticate with admissions applications?
How do I submit a document?
There are a variety of ways to submit a document: Upload a single file, Upload a compressed zip file (may contain up to 1000 files, or 100MB), or Cut & Paste text. For complete instructions, visit our help pages.
What are the document submission requirements?
The file may not exceed 800 pages. The file size may not exceed 100 MB. Files of larger size may be reduced in size by removal of non-text content. Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to iThenticate.
The zip file upload accepts up to 1000 files or 100MB of zipped information. A zip file to be uploaded may not exceed either limit. Zip files should be checked to ensure only usable file formats are included in the upload.
What File Types can be uploaded to iThenticate?
What are the system requirements?
What languages does iThenticate support?
The iThenticate interface currently supports the following languages: English, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish Latin American, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, French, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Arabic.
Which international languages does iThenticate have content for in its database?
iThenticate searches for content matches in the following 30 languages: Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Thai, Korean, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmal, Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Farsi, Russian, and Turkish. Please note that iThenticate will match text between text of the same language.
Where can I find information about iThenticate's system status?
View the system status page: https://turnitin.
How do I get started?
To check for plagiarism, first, create a free account. Second, purchase credits so that you can submit a file to iThenticate. Credits are displayed at the top right of the screen. Once you have credits, click "Submit Document" to start the plagiarism check. Watch the demo
What types of documents and files are best checked by the individual edition?
Single documents, including: articles for newspapers, magazines, and other publications; research documents; proposals (for grants, government or non-profit); manuscripts; essay checker; business reports; articles; financial analysis; PhD theses and Masters dissertations.
Can I submit two documents for comparison?
Yes, iThenticate offers document-to-document comparison via an optional private document repository. This functionality may be enabled as part of iThenticate’s annual licensing edition. Please contact us for more details.
What is the maximum size of a document?
A single credit can be used to upload a file up to 25,000 words in length, which accommodates the average length of a research paper. If your document is longer, you can purchase multiple credits. If using the zip file upload method, all files contained in a zip file are extracted and uploaded one by one. Each one will be considered a separate upload and will use up a single credit even if the 25,000 words are not fully used, the remaining words do not roll over.
What is a revision?
A revision is when you submit a manuscript that you have already uploaded to iThenticate and you have either revised it or added more material to it and want to check your manuscript again.
How many times can I submit a manuscript for a plagiarism check?
After you submit your document once, you may resubmit it a maximum of five times. If your revised manuscript is substantially different (60%) than the first submission, iThenticate may ask you if you would like to submit the revision as a new manuscript.
Can editors see my Similarity Report?
No. iThenticate gives you your own personal account so that you can check for plagiarism privately. This means that no one can access it but you. If you would like to share your report, you can download a PDF version to print or email.
What do iThenticate reports highlight?
iThenticate identifies material that matches text from documents found in our extensive database. Highlighted text will include text that has been properly quoted and cited so it is not necessarily plagiarized. You will need to verify that every highlighted section has been properly quoted, summarized or paraphrased. As a result, iThenticate makes it easier for you to identify and attribute any material in that may contain unintentional plagiarism.
How long will I have to wait until my results are ready?
Results are usually delivered within one minute to several minutes, depending on document length.
How will I know if my results are ready?
While this analysis is in progress, you will see the word "pending" in the report column next to the title of your manuscript. When your results are ready, you will see a percentage, or "Similarity Index" in the report column next to the title of your manuscript.
How do I see my results?
To see your results, click the "Similarity Report" icon in the report column next to the title of your manuscript.
What does the percentage mean?
The results include a percentage score, called a "Similarity Score", which indicates how much of the document matches other sources. Please note that iThenticate does not determine whether a manuscript contains plagiarism. The service identifies content in a submitted manuscript that matches other sources, primarily to encourage the author of the manuscript to check that other sources have been properly cited. Watch a demo
What do the highlighted boxes mean?
The results include number-coded and color-coded highlighting of parts of the manuscript that correspond to matching sources in the iThenticate database. You are encouraged to look carefully at these portions to determine whether other sources have been properly cited.
What is Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate?
Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate is an exclusive partnership between Crossref, a publisher association, and iThenticate plagiarism technology.
What is CORE?
CORE is the world's largest collection of open access repository metadata. Through our partnership with CORE, we are able to identify and index top academic content from open access repositories to include in our content database.
What Manuscript Tracking Systems does iThenticate have integrations with?
iThenticate has strong integrations with a very large range of manuscript tracking systems (MTS) used by publishers today, including eJournal Press, Editorial Manager, ScholarOne, Open Journal System (OJS), and many more. iThenticate also has a REST API that may be utilized. Please contact us for more details.