Emerald is proud to announce its recent partnership with iParadigms, LLC, developers of the Turnitin plagiarism detection product for academic institutions and the iThenticate plagiarism detection product for content publishers. From 25 September 2006, the Turnitin service will be expanded to include Emerald content. This innovative move reinforces Emerald’s proactive stance on plagiarism, and ensures that Emerald content continues to maintain its high standard of integrity. Additionally, Emerald now has five iThenticate licenses to allow its editors to verify that articles submitted for publication are free from plagiarism and do not duplicate previously published work.
Malik AboRashid, Senior Director of Business Development, from iParadigms says, “This is the first agreement we have signed with a primary academic journal publisher. This ‘industry first’ confirms Emerald’s commitment to supporting integrity in scholarship and their position as a publisher of high quality research. Turnitin and iThenticate’s well proven plagiarism detection system is based on proprietary technology in use since 1996. It is completely web-based, requiring no installation or software maintenance. This fits well with Emerald’s accessible web-based publishing model, allowing Emerald to maintain its agility without resorting to cumbersome software-based anti-plagiarism solutions.”
The partnership with iParadigms allows Emerald to address the problems of plagiarism and copyright infringement in two ways:
Emerald’s Editorial Director Rebecca Marsh commented on the partnership agreement, “‘We are delighted to sign the agreement between Emerald and iParadigms. It will significantly help to promote integrity in academic research and support students and tutors working in the fields in which we publish. It will also greatly help to guard against plagiarized and duplicated work appearing in Emerald journals and will assist Emerald editors in managing the peer review process.”’
Marsh points out the most fundamental benefit of Emerald and iParadigm’s ground breaking new partnership – ‘this move should ultimately improve the quality of published academic articles. It is excellent news for all parties who are concerned with originality and improving the quality of research, both in academic institutions and in journal publishing’.
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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 over 20 billion web pages and 116 million content items, including 30 million published works from more than 280 scholarly publisher participants of CrossCheck. iThenticate is developed by Turnitin, the leader in plagiarism and originality checking for educational institutions worldwide. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California with international offices in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
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