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Safeguarding Research in South Africa: iThenticate and Crossref Similarity Check

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11 August 2016
11:00 (SAST)
Mr. Shivendra Naidoo
Ms. Cheryl Mansell

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Safeguarding Research in South Africa: iThenticate and Crossref Similarity Check

  1. 1. © 2016 Turnitin LLC Safeguarding Research in South Africa: iThenticate and Crossref Similarity Check Mr. Shivendra Naidoo Ms. Cheryl Mansell
  2. 2. 1.  Some of the challenges facing Scientific Research / Publishing 2.  Why should we worry about Plagiarism / Unoriginal Research? 3.  What is iThenticate and what are the benefits of using it? 4.  Who currently uses iThenticate? 5.  What is the difference between iThenticate and Crossref Similarity Check (CSC)? 6.  What do some of our CSC Admin Users think of the service? 7.  Implementing Crossref Similarity Check 8.  Questions & Answers Agenda
  3. 3. Challenges facing Scientific Research / Publishing
  4. 4. §  Distributing Grants/Funding for Research §  Encouraging good academic practice among authors §  Identifying serious cases of academic misconduct: … Challenges facing Scientific Research / Publishing o  Plagiarism o  Fabrication/Falsification o  Ghost writing/Selling authorship
  5. 5. §  Protecting research outputs/intellectual property after publication §  Improving editorial standards & workflows §  Increasing citations & improving journal rankings/prestige Challenges facing Scientific Research / Publishing
  6. 6. A study published in the South African Journal of Science… Plagiarism in South African Management Journals (Thomas & de Bruin, 2015) Challenges facing Scientific Research / Publishing
  7. 7. A study published in the South African Journal of Science… Plagiarism in South African Management Journals (Thomas & de Bruin, 2015) •  Looked at 371 journal articles published across 19 journals in 2011 •  Found that 68% of the articles contained plagiarism, while 21% contained “Excessive” levels of plagiarism •  Estimated this cost the SA government R7million in wasted funding Challenges facing Scientific Research / Publishing
  8. 8. Why worry about plagiarism/unoriginal research?
  9. 9. §  Grants/Funding are a finite resource §  Poor academic practice can lead to poor quality research §  Poor research/misconduct can impact on reputations & rankings Why worry about plagiarism/unoriginal research?
  10. 10. What is iThenticate?
  11. 11. The international standard for ensuring the originality of academic writing. What is iThenticate? From PhD level, through to publication…and beyond!
  12. 12. What is iThenticate?
  13. 13. The iThenticate Database Includes: Preventing Plagiarism in Published Works 89% of the top 100 impact factor journals1 81% of the top 500 impact factor journals1 78% of the top 5,000 impact factor journals1 60B+ webpages 50M+ journal articles 150M+ publications
  14. 14. Current iThenticate Users
  15. 15. Trusted by Leading Research Institutions Promoting Institutional Integrity Relied upon by Government and Grant Funding Agencies
  16. 16. Indispensable to more than 800 Academic Publishers Preventing Plagiarism in Published Works
  17. 17. What is Crossref Similarity Check?
  18. 18. §  A bespoke version of iThenticate for Crossref members only §  Very little difference in the software / User Interface itself §  CSC participants agree to show full-text sources to each other §  Bespoke pricing model compared to standard iThenticate What is Crossref Similarity Check?
  19. 19. §  A bespoke version of iThenticate for Crossref members only §  Very little difference in the software / User Interface itself §  CSC participants agree to show full-text sources to each other §  Bespoke pricing model compared to standard iThenticate §  Requires CSC participants to deposit at least 90% of their DOI-assigned content in the iThenticate database What is Crossref Similarity Check?
  20. 20. Feedback from our Similarity Check Users
  21. 21. §  87% of respondents had been using CSC for >1 year §  Majority of respondents used CSC on a daily/weekly basis §  52% review every report generated, while 37% only reviewed reports when the score exceeded a certain threshold percentage §  82% of respondents informed authors that their work will be checked with CSC, while the rest did not Feedback from our Similarity Check Users
  22. 22. §  92% found that CSC helped them identify plagiarism cases §  37% of respondents saw a noticeable reduction in the number of cases of potential plagiarism each year §  88% of respondents were ‘satisfied’, ‘very satisfied’ or ‘extremely satisfied’ with the CSC service overall Feedback from our Similarity Check Users
  23. 23. Implementing Crossref Similarity Check
  24. 24. §  Editorial Policy – publicising use of the service §  Who runs the checks? §  When to check papers? §  Use via an MTS (e.g. ScholarOne, OJS etc.) or native UI? §  When to review reports? §  What exclusion settings to use? §  How to interpret the reports? §  When to take action? Implementing Crossref Similarity Check
  25. 25. Some useful resources: •  https://www.elsevier.com/editors/publishing-ethics/perk/plagiarism- complaints/plagiarism-detection •  https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/plagiarism-prevention- with-crosscheck/1214 •  http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/ethics-for-authors/ •  http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/ crosscheckmain.html •  http://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/ethics/index.html Implementing Crossref Similarity Check
  26. 26. Preventing Plagiarism in Published Works
  27. 27. Thank You

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