Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018     Views: 42

Many journal publishers do analyze submitted manuscripts using the iThenticate service, including American Physical Society (APS); IEEE; Springer-Nature Publishing; Elsevier, Public Library of Science (PLoS); and many others. The version of iThenticate that the publishers use is commonly called 'CrossCheck' and is part of the publisher services that the DOI Registration Agency CrossRef offers as a value added benefit. When publishers register a DOI for a given article, they submit it for iThenticate similarity checking and also agree to add the published article to the iThenticate database. In this way, the iThenticate database of content being checked for similarity is continuously updated with new papers, proceedings, and books/book chapters.

if you wish to know whether a particular publication is included in the iThenticate database,  visit the online page at and type in the title of interest in the the ‘search scholarly journals’ box in the middle of the page (example shown below). If the database includes the journal, the results will display the name of the journal, the publisher, and the number of articles that iThenticate includes.


Screenshot of ithenticate journal database