DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 31th August, 2016 — Knowledge E has joined the Crossref Similarity Check initiative by which all submitted journal articles and conference papers are subjected to comparison with previously published articles in thousands of publications from all over the world. Similarity Check is an initiative of Crossref using iThenticate technology to detect the proportion of a research paper that contains similar phrases to previously published material. Similar passages can be an indicator of plagiarism and editors are encouraged to investigate articles with a high proportion of similarity.
Philip J. Purnell, Director of Research & Publishing Services at Knowledge E says “We are proud to be working with Crossref on this initiative that will emphasise our commitment to quality and instil confidence in our readers. At the same time, authors whose manuscripts appear on KnE Publishing will have some measure of protection against their articles being plagiarised”
Similarity Check consists of two parts, a content repository and the iThenticate software. The content repository is a large database of professional and scholarly work into which Knowledge E and many other scholarly publishers have deposited their published content. The iThenticate software compares submitted manuscripts against content in the repository and provides reports that help editors verify originality.
About Knowledge E
Knowledge E was established in 2012 and has quickly become synonymous with collaboration, innovation and progression. Based in Dubai, UAE, at the centre of a region of vision and ambition, Knowledge E works passionately with all types of organisations and government entities within research and education to support their continued innovation and development by providing them with leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. This does for example include the KnE eLibrary Solution for research literature discovery and the KnE Publishing Platform for open access journal and conference proceedings publishing and indexing, along with associated research and publishing services for capacity building within academia.
CrossRef is a not-for-profit membership association of publishers. Since its founding in 2000, CrossRef has provided reference linking services for over 62 million scholarly content items, including journal articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, reference entries, technical reports, standards, and data sets.
iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication. Its database of over 60 billion web pages and 155 million content items, including 49 million works from more than 600 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate software.