A new service research allows individual authors, researchers and freelance writers to cross-reference their manuscripts against a database of scholarly material in the scientific, technical and medical (STM) fields with the goal of vetting their material, ensuring that any non-original content is accurately cited before submission.
"Global publishers and prominent granting bodies use iThenticate in their editorial processes,” said Bob Creutz, general manager of iThenticate. “It was a natural progression to provide authors and researchers the capability to use the same technology for editorial due diligence at the individual level.”
Using the web-based interface, a user submits a document for comparison to iThenticate’s data repository. Within seconds, iThenticate produces a report that highlights content matches and provides links to significant text found within iThenticate’s databases.
iThenticate compares every submitted paper to a large database of content from over 80,000 major newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and books as well as a database of over 12 billion current and archived pages of web content. In addition, iThenticate checks materials from over 13,000 scholarly journals and more than 150 STM publishers.Detecting an unattributed source prior to submission can be instrumental to a manuscript’s approval within a number of governing bodies, including peer reviewed journals, academic departments, research groups, conference proceedings or granting agencies.
iThenticate serves leading international publishers and granting agencies. Publishing customers include Elsevier, IEEE, WIley-Blackwell, Nature, Taylor & Francis, Harper Collins and Random House. Government granting agencies, including the National Science Foundation, The U.S. Department of Energy, and the Swiss National Science Foundation, use iThenticate to check grant proposals and manuscripts for originality.