Answered By: Gail Clement
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017     Views: 12

Many journal publishers do analyze submitted manuscripts using the iThenticate service including American Physical Society (APS); IEEE; Nature Publishing; Public Library of Science (PLoS); and many others. Some publishers base editorial decisions on the Similarity Index report generated by iThenticate. You may wish to check the Author Guidelines for the publisher or journal of interest to see if they mention iThenticate or CrossCheck or CrossRef Similarity Check (the brand name that iThenticate applies for the publisher service). The publisher website may include an iThenticate badge such as this:

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For example, the Copernicus website at clearly indicates use of iThenticate.

Can't tell if a publisher is checking manuscripts for originality? You may also check iThenticate's list of publisher clients at