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CrossCheck (plagarism) surgery

Topic category Editorial processes and supporting review authors
Date and Location
Date: 
Saturday 22 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Gavin Stewart (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Gavin
Last name: 
Stewart
Affiliation and Country: 
Wiley-Blackwell
Target audience
Target audience: 
Managing Editors, editors, TSCs, and authors
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
The CrossCheck plagiarism software is available for use by all Cochrane Review Groups who wish to use it. This workshop is aimed at helping those who haven’t use the software to get started and also for those who have been using the software to share their experience.

Description:
CrossCheck is the CrossRef software package for managing plagiarism detection using iParadigm’s iThenticate software. The system doesn’t detect plagiarism – plagiarism implies intent and that’s not something computers can identify. Instead it identifies matching text in different documents and a knowledgeable person then needs to look at the results as part of the editorial process.
Documents are uploaded using a web-based tool. Documents can be checked against the CrossCheck database of content, iThenticates database of other proprietary content and/or the web. The system will produce a matching report. The report will show the percentage of the document that matched other content, where that content came from and the matching content itself.