FAQ's about iThenticate
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 major published works.
Only iThenticate is embedded into top publisher’s workflow and process. Through their exclusive partnership with Crossref, 1,500 publishers license iThenticate and rely on it to check for plagiarism when screening and reviewing article submissions. .
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.
What are common uses for iThenticate during research projects?
- Review grant proposals to discover any overlap in content or intent prior to submitting the proposal to secure necessary funding
- Do a literature review to discover and evaluate the work already present in the field. Discover authors and journals that might be a good fit as you begin your research
- Continuously review manuscript drafts to identify and resolve any citation errors
- Collaborate with co-authors, peers, or editors as the manuscript is reviewed and revised
- Ensure that the final work, whether grant proposal, dissertation/thesis, or journal article protects the author and institution’s reputation
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 200MB 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?
- Microsoft Word® (DOC and DOCX) •
- Word XML
- Plain Text (TXT)
- Adobe PostScript®
- Portable Document Format (PDF) created with Adobe or Microsoft Word
- Corel WordPerfect® (WPD)
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
What are the system requirements?
- iThenticate supports the latest and one previous version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Windows browsers.
- Internet browser set to allow all cookies from ithenticate.com
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.
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.