Tuesday 25 October 2016. Turnitin today announced that it has secured a new content partnership with arXiv.org, which will see Turnitin services match against the global pre-print repository. In addition to signing a Content License Agreement, arXiv have chosen to implement Turnitin's market leading iThenticate service, to assist them in checking the originality of papers uploaded to their repository. This move will help to protect the intellectual property of arXiv authors and allow Turnitin and iThenticate users to match against the arXiv database.
As an open-access digital archive, arXiv enables scientists from all over the world to share their working papers in a timely fashion for discussion, as formal publishing can take several months. Based at Cornell University Library, in New York, United States, the repository contains over one million papers, with a further 100,000 new papers uploaded every year.
The alliance between arXiv and Turnitin means that authors' papers are protected from potential misappropriation and that documents can now be compared against the full arXiv database and the Turnitin database, the most comprehensive in the world. This also provides Turnitin with access to arXiv's 1.2 million e-prints in subjects including Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Additionally, with the adoption of the iThenticate service, arXiv strengthens its data security and authenticity measures.
"This partnership will not only support arXiv in strengthening its data security and original content, but also protect the intellectual property of its authors," said Mark Harnor, Director of Business Development for Turnitin. "The Content License Agreement ensures that the content of arXiv will be available for comparison by Turnitin and iThenticate users, ensuring any misuse of the content is highlighted."
"One of the key findings of a recent arXiv user study, with an astonishing 36,000 responses, was how highly scientists value arXiv's role in promoting quality and integrity in science," said Oya Y. Rieger, arXiv Program Director. "We are pleased to partner with Turnitin as we strive to maintain arXiv as a valuable venue for fostering scientific communication."
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 160 million content items, including 52 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.
arXiv.org, the preeminent open-access scientific digital archive, is maintained and operated by Cornell University Library with guidance from the Scientific Advisory Board, the Member Advisory Board, and the help of numerous subject moderators. Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) has become an indispensable tool in the rapid and open exchange of scientific research. The financial support comes from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library, and a global collective of 200 institutional members.
Users can retrieve papers from arXiv via the web interface. Registered authors may use the web interface to submit their articles to arXiv. Authors can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available.
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