Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Plagiarism detection service for scholarly publishers

CrossRef and iParadigms have announced that they have are partnering to launch CrossCheck, a service that helps verify the originality of scholarly content, in June. This will give scholarly and professional publishers the ability to verify the originality of works submitted for publication by checking against a vast database of proprietary as well as open web content. Until now, there was no automated way to check submissions against previous publications because the published literature had not been indexed and “text fingerprinted” for this purpose. The CrossCheck database will include the full-text journals of leading academic publishers, and is expected to grow very rapidly as CrossRef member publishers sign up for the service.

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