iThenticate

Each manuscript submitted to the Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare is checked for plagiarism against the iThenticate databases. 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 43 billion web pages and 130 million content items, including 38 million works from 530 scholarly publisher participants of CrossCheck, a service offered by CrossRef and powered by iThenticate software.

When a manuscript is first uploaded to iThenticate, a Similarity Score is returned indicating the percentage of text in the uploaded document that matches text in other published documents or web pages. The similarity score is the first thing seen when a document is processed and, because it’s easy to focus on this number as signifying a problem, a common question new users of the system ask is ‘what level of similarity score indicates a problem?’ The answer to this question is there is no such thing as a ‘magic number’ that will tell whether a document contains problematic content. The similarity score gives you a rough ‘headline’ that ensures heavily duplicated papers are brought straight to the attention of the journal editors. Beyond that, the score itself doesn’t give definitive answers and definitely cannot tell whether there is a case of plagiarism. Authors are notified of their similarity score as well as an OJCCNH editorial determination of "pass" or "fail".

By having your manuscript submitted to iThenticate, it also helps to protect your original work from those who would like to plagiarize you. This is because, once your work is uploaded it becomes part of the database, by which the work of others is compared.

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