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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 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Upon request, an editor will analyze your unpublished journal article manuscript using the Library’s licensed iThenticate software and send you the report.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 Requesters must be the first, last, or corresponding author of the NIH work-related, unpublished manuscript. Reports are usually delivered within three business days.

Read the Office of Research Integrity’s (ORI) guidance on plagiarism at: https://ori.hhs.gov/avoiding-plagiarism-self-plagiarism-and-other-questionable-writing-practices-guide-ethical-writing.

To request an iThenticate report, submit your request via the NIH Library homepage/Quick Links/Ask a Question/Editing Request.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).