What is iThenticate?

iThenticate is a similarity detection tool from the same company that provides Turnitin. It is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers, funding agencies, and researchers to ensure the originality of written work before publication. It will generate similarity reports by comparing submitted work to previously published work. iThenticate helps editors, authors, and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts to its database of over 43 billion web pages and 130 million content items, including 38 million works from 530 scholarly publishers.

Who Can Use iThenticate?

iThenticate is available to S&T faculty, staff, and graduate students  free of charge. Faculty and graduate students are strongly encouraged to use the tool as a pre-submission check of papers and proposals. See the same information that editors and proposal reviewers will see and make corrections prior to final submission. The tool can also check press statements, web content, and similar materials before release or publication.

Need an Account?

If you would like to have an account created for use with iThenticate, please use the link to fill out the request form. Your requests will generally be processed within 24 hr. If a request is made on the weekend or a holiday, please allow extra time for our team to respond.

IMPORTANT! Please do NOT attempt to create an iThenticate account by going to the website and trying to create one there. This will prevent you from accessing iThenticate through our institutional license. It can take several days to remove that account and replace it with the institutional account. ONLY USE THE ITHENTICATE ACCOUNT REGISTRATION LINK BELOW!


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For Help or Training on iThenticate:

The iThenticate support page provides assistance and training on getting started, organizing your papers, understanding your reports, and other topics. Visit iThenticate support:


This recorded webinar session goes over the important what, how, and why of using iThenticate. Includes question and answer session at the end!