Check your manuscript for accidental plagiarism

Similarity Review Report

Have you properly acknowledged and cited other authors’ work in your manuscript? It can be hard to keep track, but failure to do so is viewed by journals as unethical and often leads to rejection. Using our Similarity Review Report is a great way to avoid accidental plagiarism.

We use iThenticate software to help you identify passages in your manuscript that could be flagged by journals for accidental plagiarism. You will receive an iThenticate assessment and a report that will guide you in making it clear in your manuscript where you are building on the work of others.

You can find more information about publishing ethics, including plagiarism, on our Author Services site.

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How it works


Step 1

You send us your manuscript.

Step 2

We scan it for plagiarism using iThenticate, which compares the contents of your manuscript with over 38 million scholarly articles, books, and conference proceedings.*

Step 3

You receive a report that recommends the appropriate corrective action for each issue.

*We do not guarantee the detection of instances that are not highlighted by iThenticate.

Pricing and turnaround time

2 days
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Sample Similarity Check report

Plagiarism sample

You'll receive a report indicating which sections of your manuscript might be flagged by journals for accidental plagiarism.

Plagiarism sample-edited

In the Expert Recommendations section, our publication experts propose the best possible ways to revise relevant portions of your manuscript.

Frequently asked questions

How will you check my document for plagiarism?

We conduct a thorough check for plagiarism on your manuscript by using iThenticate, software that is widely used in the academic community.

What kind of comments can I expect from the expert?

An expert will assess the iThenticate report, comment on the level of plagiarism and highlight the sections that absolutely require rephrasing to avoid a quality control desk rejection from any journal.

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