New Brazilian Publisher Partners Strengthen Turnitin Database and Crossref Service

Turnitin and Crossref today announced two new publisher members to Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate: Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC), and SciELO Brazil.

Turnitin and Crossref today announced two new publisher members to Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (formerly, CrossCheck powered by iThenticate):

  • Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC), exclusively representing non-profit academic publishers in Brazil.
  • SciELO Brazil, leading content hosting platform in Latin America, representing the academic journals indexed in its base in Brazil.

As the newest members of Crossref Similarity Check, ABEC and SciELO are taking a necessary next step to protect the intellectual property of their members. Terms of membership require the deposit of an original copy of their published articles into Turnitin’s secure database, enabling the service to match against other published content. Being a Similarity Check member reduces the risk of published materials being misused or misappropriated in the future, provides confidence in and reassurance of the originality of such work, promotes integrity and safeguards the publications’ reputations.

“The proactive steps taken by ABEC and SciELO help to safeguard academic research in Brazil, ensuring the continued advancement and growth of Brazilian universities and research institutions,” said Marc Daubach, Turnitin corporate vice president of international.

ABEC and SciELO and other publisher members of Crossref strengthen the editorial processes of their journals and facilitate access to the world’s leading text similarity checking software powered by Turnitin’s proprietary iThenticate product.

“This agreement is an important advancement to improve the professionalization and quality of the SciELO Brazil journals. The access to the iThenticate tool will be eased and the similarity databases will be enriched with thousands of new original articles every year,” said Abel Packer, director of the SciELO program.

Crossref is a not-for-profit membership organisation for publishers. The partnership between Turnitin and Crossref makes the iThenticate database the most comprehensive in the world, consisting of some 50 million published articles from some of the most prestigious academic publishers in the world.

These new members are the first of many Latin American partners expected to join this year. They join over 800 publishers around the world who are encouraging academic integrity and transparency to promote a higher standard of authorship and publication.

A Portuguese-language version of this article can be found here.

About iThenticate

iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research departments to ensure the originality of written work before publication. iThenticate helps editors, authors and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of 60 billion web pages and 154 million content items, including 49 million published works from over 800 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate, a service offered by Crossref® and powered by iThenticate software. iThenticate is developed by Turnitin, the leader in plagiarism and originality checking for educational institutions worldwide. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Seoul, South Korea, and Melbourne, Australia.

About Crossref

We are Crossref, a not-for-profit membership organization for scholarly publishing working to make content easy to find, link, cite, and assess. We do it in five ways: rallying the community; tagging metadata; running a shared infrastructure; playing with new technology; and making tools and services to improve research communications. It’s as simple—and as complicated—as that.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America. @Turnitin