Plagiarism Detection Report:
Report file must be uploaded during fourth step of submission process as supplementary file.
1. Extract your article’s plagiarism report (similarity report) using your university’s officially licensed program ( iThenticate, Turnitin etc.).
2. The filtering options of the related program are set as follows:
Including quotes (Quotes included)
Except for text sections with less than 5 words of overlap (Limit match size to 5 words)
Other filtering options available in the program menu are not included in reporting
3. The similarity rate of your article should not exceed 15%.
4. There should be no more than 5words in a row in the painted sentences showing the quotations .
5. Page numbers of all sources must be given directly or summarized .
All of the above conditions must be met together. In case of deficiency, no action is taken and no warning is sent to the author .
Whether you want to authenticate your own writing, that by your co-author,
or by your PhD-student, our Similarity Check Service is the tool for you.
The University Library’s Similarity Check Service can help you to prevent sloppy referencing or plagiarism in any
document that you are about to submit for publication.
Every Uni-affiliated researcher can use this service.
The Similarity Check Service utilizes iThenticate provided by TurnItIn to compare your submitted work to millions of articles and other published works and billions of webpages.
Plagiarism and How to Prevent
Plagiarism is using someone else’s work or findings without stating the source and thereby implying that the work is your own.
In the process of using relevant scientific information as previously established ideas and values with which you add pertinent information in a research paper,
every researcher should be cautious not to fall into the trap of sloppy referencing or even plagiarism.
Plagiarism is not just confined to papers, articles or books, it can take many forms (for more information, see this infographic by iThenticate).
The Similarity Check Service can help you to prevent only one type of plagiarism: verbatim plagiarism, and only if the source is part of the corpus.
The software does not automatically detect plagiarism; it provides insight into the amount of similarity in the text between the uploaded document and other sources in the corpus of the software.
This does not mean this part of the text is viewed as plagiarism in your specific field. For instance, the methods section in some subfields follows very common wording,
which could lead to a match.
If there are instances where the submission’s content is similar to the content in the database, it will be flagged for review and should be evaluated by you.
Finding your way around
The main navigation bar at the top of the screen has three tabs. Upon logging in, you will automatically land on the folders page.
This is the main area of iThenticate. From the folders page, you will be able to upload, manage and view documents.
The settings page contains configuration options for the iThenticate interface.
Options for exclusion
There can be various reasons why you may want to exclude certain sources that your document is compared to or certain parts of your document in the similarity check.
You can specify options for exclusion in the Folder settings.
If you choose to exclude ‘small matches’, you will be asked to specify the minimum number of words that you want to be shown as a match.
If you choose to exclude ‘small sources’, you will be asked to specify a minimum number of words or a minimum match percentage.
Once you click Update Settings, the settings will be applied to the particular folder.