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Plagiarism Checking Service Helps NIH Authors Identify Missed Citations

Plagiarism—whether intentional or not—can be damaging to a researcher’s career. To help NIH authors check that all of a manuscript’s sources are cited, the NIH Library offers its Plagiarism Checking Service.

Upon request, an editor will analyze your unpublished journal article manuscript using the Library’s licensed iThenticate software and send you the report. You can then correct any missing citations before the manuscript is presented to NIH approvers or submitted to a journal for publication. The service is free and confidential. Requesters must be the first, last, or corresponding author of the unpublished manuscript. Reports are generally delivered within three to seven business days.

Read the Office of Research Integrity’s (ORI) guidance on plagiarism. To request an iThenticate report, submit your request via the NIH Library homepage​/Quick Links/Ask a Question/Editing Request.