In an effort to improve workflow and customer experience, SciScape constantly interacts with researchers via outreach and user surveys. The company discovered that many users felt the platform needed an integrated plagiarism checker. SciScape customers required a tool for early, consistent, and accurate detection of potential misconduct within their research writing workflow. This marked the beginning of SciScape's partnership with Turnitin. After trying out several different similarity checking products, SciScape chose Turnitin as its partner academic integrity solution. Saikiran Chandha, Founder and CEO of SciSpace (formerly Typeset), stated that the final decision came down to Turnitin’s “extensive database of research papers” and seamless integration.Solution
With the help of Turnitin’s team, SciScape was able to fully integrate Turnitin’s text similarity detection solution within just two months. SciScape shared that a reliable text similarity checking feature was the last “missing piece” they needed to create a truly functional and reliable user experience. Chandha commented on the integration, saying, “The overall experience of the integration process was seamless. Our engineering team was assigned a single point of contact, and the technical team ensured that we received all the required help for smooth execution. The documentation and tutorials provided by Turnitin were comprehensive and clearly defined, and helpful in executing our plan of action.”Value Created
SciScape's decision to integrate Turnitin’s text similarity detection solution into its platform sparked a number of key improvements. Prior to the integration of Turnitin’s similarity checking tool, researchers had to leave the SciScape platform and use other tools to figure out whether their content was free from misconduct. Today, SciScape users can conveniently ensure the originality of their papers with a similarity checker seamlessly integrated into the platform. In addition, Turnitin’s text similarity detection solution enhances researchers’ experience through a few key features. Submissions are automatically checked against Turnitin’s industry- leading content database, ensuring any similarity is instantly recognized. Once noted, text matches are highlighted and color-coated, making source comparison comprehensive and straightforward. Researchers can rest assured that their writing fulfills both formatting and originality requirements when they use SciScape bundled with Turnitin.
SciScape's partnership with Turnitin results in a comprehensive solution that empowers authors and researchers with the critical components for research writing, editing, collaboration, and publishing in one single platform. With its ability to provide a robust set of authoring tools, SciScape can now confidently expand its customer base. In partnership with Turnitin, SciScape aims to make the user experience of research writing more holistic, delivering an all-inclusive experience to their mutual customer base. This customer-centric vision eventually boils down to increased usage of the bundled SciScape and Turnitin solution.