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About the Similarity Check category

Our Similarity Check service helps Crossref members prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism by providing immediate feedback regarding a manuscript’s similarity to other published academic and general web content, through reduced-rate access to the iThenticate text comparison software from Turnitin.

Similarity Check allows editors to upload a paper, and instantly produces a report highlighting potential matches and indicating if and how the paper overlaps with other work. This report enables editors to assess the originality of the work before they publish it, providing confidence for publishers and authors, and evidence of trust for readers.

The service is available to members who are actively publishing DOI-assigned content and including in their metadata full-text URLs specifically for Similarity Check.

You can read more about this service, as well as accessing multi-lingual factsheets and short videos, in our education documentation on our website.

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