Saturday, June 28, 2008

CrossCheck: effort to curb academic plagiarism

It had to happen. Academic publishers have now taken action to curb plagiarism. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported:

Plagiarists beware. A group of 12 publishers have begun using CrossCheck, software that ferrets out plagiarized articles submitted for publication in scholarly journals. The software was created by CrossRef, a publishing industry association, and iParadigms, a company that sells Turnitin, software that checks student papers for plagiarized material. CrossCheck is targeted at scholars. It flags passages that a submitted journal article may have in common with published journal articles.

See also Elsevier to Contribute 9 million Articles to CrossCheck

It's a start. Imagine if the thesis database were included.


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