The Technion Libraries are presenting a pilot of a new service: iThenticate plagiarism detection software.
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iThenticate Quick Start Guide
iThenticate User Guide
iThenticate is used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written scientific work before publication. The software helps authors and editors by comparing of scientific documents and manuscripts against huge database of billions web pages and millions content items, including 49 million works from 800 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check.
Leading scientific publishers like Elsevier, Nature, IEEE etc. use iThenticate to check for plagiarism.
Due to the Library's subscription, iThenticate is now available for free the Technion academic/administrative staff and graduate students (for articles publication only). Scientists (staff and graduate students) are invited to use the software prior to submission of research proposal, for peer review process etc.
iThenticate Account Request
Please fill in the form to request access to iThenticate. You will receive an e-mail with login information when your request is processed
1. Types of Submissions:
Upload a File - a single file submission
Zip File Upload - submit a standard zip file containing multiple documents. 1 zip folder with 5 files will be counted as 5 submissions. May contain up to 100MB. Zip file uploads of significant size may require additional time to complete.
Drag & Drop Upload - a file is dragged from the user's computer and dropped on the drop area or added to the drop area by browsing the computer. You may upload multiple files up to 100MB.
Cut & Paste - submission of text copied and pasted into the submission box. One cut & paste submission is counted as 1 (up to 25.000 words). May be used to submit from a file format that is not accepted. No images or non-text information can be copied and pasted - only plain text can be accepted.
Multiple submission After you submit your document once, you may resubmit it a maximum of five times. If your revised manuscript is substantially different than the first submission, iThenticate may ask you if you would like to submit the revision as a new manuscript.
2.File Types and Size
iThenticate currently accepts the following file types for document upload:
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Corel WordPerfect® (WPD)
Rich Text Format (RTF) The file may not exceed 400 pages.
The file size may not exceed 40 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 multiple files up to 100MB of zipped information. A zip file to be uploaded may not exceed the limit. Zip files should be checked to ensure only usable file formats are included in the upload.
Note: PDF documents must contain text to be submitted. PDF files containing only images of text will be rejected during the upload attempt. To determine if a document contains actual text, copy and paste a section or all of the text into a plain-text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit. If no text is copied over, the selection is not actual text.
Tip: Users submitting scanned images of a document or an image saved as a PDF will need to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to convert the image to a text document. Manual correction of the resulting document is highly recommended to
fix any errors caused by the conversion software.
Note: Some document formats can contain multiple data types. This includes text, images, embedded information from another file, and formatting. Non-text information that is not saved directly within the document will not be included in a file upload. This includes references to a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet included within a
Microsoft Office Word document.
Note: Users whose files are saved in a file type that is not accepted by iThenticate will need to use a word processing program to save the file as one of the accepted types. Rich Text Format and Plain Text file types are nearly universally available in word processing software. Neither file type will support images or non-text data within the file. Plain text format does not support any formatting, and rich text format supports only limited formatting options.
Warning: Users who are converting to a new file format will need to save their file with a name different than the original. Any file should be saved with a new file name when converting to plain text or rich text formats to prevent permanent loss of the original formatting or image content of a file.
This is the pilot of a new service. We are learning how to use iThenticate together with you. In addition, we are interested in your opinion concerning free plagiarism checkers: