Antiplagiat

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Introduction

This manual is intended to familiarize you with the means of work in the "Antiplagiat".

The manual contains information about the purpose, capabilities, features of the system, as well as a description of the actions that provide check of text documents for the detecting reuse.

Terms and definitions

Term

Definition

System "Antiplagiat" (service)

Online tool for working with text documents with user interface on the web-site.

Text reuse

A fragment of the document text that contains the text or a fragment of the source text and is not formatted in accordance with citation rules

Self-citation

A fragment of the document text that contains the text or a fragment of the source text, the author or co-author of which is the author of the verified document

Citation

A fragment of the document text that contains the text or a fragment of the source text and formatted in accordance with the rules of citation, with full bibliographic information about the source. Also citation includes common expressions, bibliography, fragments of text found in sources from the collections of regulatory documents.

Text reuse percentage

The proportion of all found text reuses in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Self-citation percentage

The proportion of all found self-citations in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Citation percentage

The proportion of all found citations in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Originality percentage

The proportion of all document text fragments that were not found in the sources used for verification, in relation to the total size of the verified document in characters

Report

The result of checking the text for reuse:

  • Brief report - is a percentage of originality, list of text sources.
  • Full report - is a percentage of originality, list of text sources, the full text of the document, marked with found reused text blocks.

Report share

The ratio of the amount of text reuse that is accounted for in this source to the total size of the document. That is, if the same text was found in several sources, it is considered only in one of them.

Text share

Ratio of the volume of the text reuse on this source to the total size of the document. Shares in the text are not summarized by sources.

Report blocks

The number of text blocks reused from the source, taking into account the intersections of all found sources.

Text blocks

The number of text blocks reused from a source without regard to other found sources.

Collection (search module)

The software module of the corporate version of the system "Antiplagiat", implementing the search for text reuse. The module uses a search index or a special computational algorithm to build reports. The system can have several collection. Search modules may differ in purpose, for example:

  • Internet search;
  • Citations;
  • Russian State Library (RSL) collection;
  • Lexpro collection;
  • eLIBRARY collection;
  • National Library of Belarus (NLB) collection.

Once you have access to several search collections, you can build both individual reports and a single report for all search collections.

Some collections perform searches across specialized databases with the casts of the texts of the source documents, but to obtain access to the selected search module doesn't mean getting access to the full texts of the documents it can find this collection. In the received reports, links to the documents will be indicated (their names will also be given), and when viewing the source text, it will contain fragments that coincide with the document being checked.

Browser

Software that allows users to view pages on Internet sites and access files and software associated with those pages. For example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.

Text metrics

Semantic characteristics for each uploaded document.

Purpose and conditions of use

The service is designed to check text documents for plagiarism. As a result of the scan, users receive text reuse reports. The report contains information on the sources and indicators of text reuse by source, as well as detailed information with the indication of those fragments of the checked document that have been identified as text reuse. The identification is accompanied by the presentation of the matching text fragment of the borrowing source and/or the reference to the original (URL). As a result of the document check, the user can determine which part of the document is written independently and which part is reused.

To use the service you need:

  • Connect to the Internet;
  • Install a browser or use the browser of one of the most common types built into your operating system (MS Internet Explorer version 11 and above, Mozilla Firefox version 58 and above, Opera version 51 and above, Chrome version 64 and above).

The results of work with the system "Antiplagiat" are not the basis for claims of copyright violations, the service is aimed at use only for information purposes. In other words, we do not declare that a particular text is plagiarism, but only inform you about the presence of the same or similar text fragment. It is possible that when working with the service, you will find the text copied from other sources, including the possibility that the downloaded document is the original source. In any case, when working with the service, be careful, try to be objective and do not rush to conclusions. Remember that the service is only a tool of work, and only the user can give a real assessment to the document.

Preparation for the start

Workplace

To prepare the workplace when working with the system "Antiplagiat" enough to open a browser. To work with the service, browsers of the most common types, such as MS Internet Explorer version 11 and above, Mozilla Firefox version 58 and above, Opera version 51 and above, Chrome version 64 and above, can be used.

To get started, go to the service website by typing in the address bar of the browser address you received by e-mail from the administrator of the company.

So, we have a ready workplace:

  • files downloaded to your computer;
  • the browser is open;
  • the service's website page is opened in the browser.

Log in and log out from the system

To access the system, use the login form. To do this, click on the "Log in" link in the upper right corner of the page.

Log in to the workspace in the "Antiplagiat" system

Fill your credentials into the opened login form. Click on the "Show password" button, if you want to check the correctness of the password. Click on the "Log in".

Login form into «Antiplagiat» system

After log in the icon "Menu" will be displayed on every page of the website in the upper right corner of the page. When you click on the icon, the navigation through the sections of your account will be available. To the left of the "Menu" icon you will see a brief information about yourself: the role in the system and e-mail. Figure 4 depicts an example for the "Expert" role.

Dropdown menu

To log out from the system, click on the "Menu" icon and then select "Log out".

Role change

If your system administrator has assigned you more than one role, you will see an arrow next to the role name located at the top of the page. Click the name of the current role to view the full list of roles available to you.

List of user's roles

To change a role, click its name in the drop-down list of roles. After that, the page will change the name of the current role, and you will be redirected to the user account for this role. Please note that only one role is available at a time.

Profile

To go to your profile, click on the "Menu" and select the "Profile" tab.

In the profile you can review your credentials. User's data can be changed only by the company administrator.

User's profile

Support

If you do not find answers to questions about the system, please contact support. To do this, click on the "Menu" in the upper right corner and select the "Support" tab. The system opens a window with a form to send the case.

Feedback form

Enter your question in the "Message" field and click on the "Send" button. Our experts will respond to your request to the e-mail, which was used to log in.

Adding a website

Our Internet search module performs a check on the already indexed sites of the web. If you find an interesting site or resource that is not included in the Internet search module, you can add it to our search module. This will allow you to build more complete and reliable reports for check through the Internet search module.

To add a website for indexing, click on "Menu" and select "Add website". Copy the link in the URL field and click "Add". You can also leave a comment about the site to which this link leads, for example, that this site is an open e-library or abstracts site.

Website indexing form

If the site you specify is already known to our system, you will receive the message: "The Site has already been processed by our system".

Please note that the new website will be placed in the Internet search Module according to the order of the indexing queue.

Workspace

The Workspace provides an opportunity to upload and check documents. To access the document check, click on the "Menu" and select the "Workspace" section.

On the Workspace page, you will see the "Folders" and "Documents" panels, which are used to perform all the basic actions with the folders and documents of the Workspace.

Workspace for corporate users

Document check

To upload documents for review, click the "Add document" button and select the files on your computer or drag and drop the documents you want to the "Add document" field.

Please note that the service supports the most common text file formats: pdf (with a text layer), txt, html, htm, docx, doc, rtf, odt, pptx. The size of the downloaded file should not exceed 100 MB.

In addition to downloading individual files, it is possible to upload the archive folder. An archive folder means a file in the format RAR, ZIP or 7z. In this case, all documents from the archive folder are processed separately.

After you select the files, a window opens to configure the document check settings.

Adding the document(s) (corporate users Workspace)

You can specify save options of the document and choose the modules which should be checked against the document.

Please note that it is prohibited to use ;<>=+&%#@[]{}~`®*\ symbols in the name of the document.

If you do not enter the parameters, the following default values will be applied to the document: the folder that was opened when viewing the user's Workspace is selected, the document type is not specified, the name is the file name, all possible check options will be set for the search modules (depending on the services connected by the company).

Next, click on the "Continue" button, the document will be added to the Workspace and sent for check. In the folder where the document was added, you will see the added document, in the line with the document will be the date of loading the document. After the check is complete, the check results appear in the row.

Text check

In some cases, it is more convenient and faster to use the text check function, click on the "Add text" button. In the form that opens, type or paste in the text field, select the collections that will be used to check the document, and then click "Continue".

Adding the text

After you click "Continue", a document will appear in your workspace, its name will be the same as the first word in the entered text (no more than 15 characters), and then a check for this document will start.

Document recheck

If you want to check an uploaded document through other collections, you can use the recheck option. Mark the selected document, then click on the "Recheck" button in the top menu.

Documents marked for recheck (corporate users Workspace)

In the dialogue window, select the search collections and click "Continue".

Documents recheck

We recommend that you do not perform repeated checks on the same collections as in the previous checks: most likely, the result in this case will be identical.

The document will be sent for review and after a while the results will appear in the line with the document. It is impossible to send the document for rechecking, if it is in the process of checking.

Viewing and editing document information

Each document when added or moved to the Workspace is placed in the folder of the Workspace. Once you click on the name of the folder in which there are documents, you will see the documents contained in the respective folder.

Corporate users Workspace with the uploaded documents and folders structure

Documents are arranged in a list. Each row in the list displays information about the document, the result of the check, and a link to the report.

The originality assessment in the document line is intended for the primary, superficial acquaintance with the results of the check. To get a detailed assessment of the results of the test, go to the scan report view by clicking on the "See results" button. After that select "Full Report".

To view the information about the document, open the folder, click the "See results" button located next to the document. After that select "Document statistic". A window will open with the document attributes and information about the date and duration of the download.

Document's statistic

To view the text of the downloaded document, click its name in the list of documents. The "Version for reading" page opens, displaying the text of the document in page-by mode.

To navigate through the text pages, use the paging panel located above and below the text box. You can display all pages of the document at once by clicking the "Show all pages" button under the text field.

Also on this page you can view the attributes of the document and change them if necessary by clicking on the "Change name and type" button.

Review of the document information

The same operation can be performed by selecting the desired document in the Workspace and clicking the "Change name and type" button in the top menu. In the window that opens, you can change the name of the document and assign a document type.

Automatic extraction of author's name

The Antiplagiat system attempts to extract the name of the author(s) from the text when loading a document. In case of successful extraction, the full name of the author(s) are displayed on the "See Results" page in the "Document Properties" section after the document is loaded and checked.

To go to the "See Results" page, click the "See Results" button near the necessary document in the Workspace.

Automatically extracted authors from document's text

The system extracts up to 10 authors. The extracted authors are used to automatically calculate the indicator "Self-citation". Automatic calculation of the self-citation's percentage will be made within the eLIBRARY, RSL and NLB collections.

If the system has not extracted any author of the document, then in the document properties the "Document authors" fields will be highlighted in yellow. In this case, enter the author's name manually (see Manual adding the name of the document's author). The authors' names are required to calculate the indicator "Self-citation", and are also used to display information about the authors in verification certificate, printed and pdf-versions of reports.

Author's name not extracted

Manual adding the name of the document's author

You may add the name of the document's author after checking the document. Сlick the "See results" button located next to the document and select "Edit properties". After that add the author of the document. You may add up to 10 co-authors.

Authour's name adding

After setting the author's name, the automatic process of self-citation percentage calculation will be started. You may correct the self-citation percentage manually by changing the types of sources.

Automatic calculation of the self-citation's percentage will be made within the eLIBRARY, RSL and NLB collections.

Moving a document

To maintain the hierarchical structure of folders, use the "Folders" panel, displayed on the left in user Workspace. The "Folders" panel contains active items and buttons that allow you to perform actions on folders: add, delete (if the folder contains documents, they will be deleted), rename and move the folder, and navigate through the folders.

By default, a "Root folder" is automatically created in each Workspace, all other folders are created in it, this folder cannot be deleted, moved or renamed.

To the right of the folder names you will see a numeric value – this is the number of documents in the folder, so you can additionally control the distribution of documents by the folders.

To move a document from one folder to another, mark the document with a checkmark (you can select several documents to move), then click the "Move" button in the top panel.

The dialogue window will be opened; it will display the folder structure. Select the destination folder and click "Continue", then the document will move to the selected folder.

The window for moving the document(s)

Moving a document

To maintain the hierarchical structure of folders, use the "Folders" panel, displayed on the left in user Workspace. The "Folders" panel contains active items and buttons that allow you to perform actions on folders: add, delete (if the folder contains documents, they will be deleted), rename and move the folder, and navigate through the folders.

By default, a "Root folder" is automatically created in each Workspace, all other folders are created in it, this folder cannot be deleted, moved or renamed.

To the right of the folder names you will see a numeric value – this is the number of documents in the folder, so you can additionally control the distribution of documents by the folders.

To move a document from one folder to another, mark the document with a checkmark (you can select several documents to move), then click the "Move" button in the top panel.

The dialogue window will be opened; it will display the folder structure. Select the destination folder and click "Continue", then the document will move to the selected folder.

The window for moving the document(s)

Document search

To search for a document, enter the full or partial name of the document in the search bar, and then click on the button in the form of a magnifying glass or the Enter key.

Search bar (corporate users Workspace)

After the search is started, the list of documents will show the found documents in all the folders that are nested inside the root folder. You can navigate folders by leaving a request in action, then only documents on request will be visible in the folders.

Document deletion

To delete a document from the Workspace, tick it and click on the "Delete" button in the top panel.

Document deletion from corporate users Workspace

If you are a corporate user, the document will be deleted from your Workspace, but will remain in the collection of the company with the mark "Deleted". The administrator of the company can restore the document deleted from the Workspace through the collection.

Reports' history viewing

When you recheck a document or edit a report, all previous versions of reports are saved in the system. To view the history of reports, select the document and click on the “Report History” button on the top panel.

Reports' history viewing (corporate users Workspace)

You may see a brief information about all the reports created on this document in a separate opened window. Reports in a history are sorted in descending order of date.

To move to a detailed view or adjust one of the reports, click on the "Open" button. The report will open on a new page.

Reports' history

You may also see all the corrections of the report and edit the specific correction. A correction is created automatically after the report is edited.

Reports' history with correction

Text metrics

The system provides calculation and display of different semantic characteristics for each uploaded document. This functionality allows to evaluate the scientific nature of the text, to determine the presence of certain sections of the document and to calculate some indicators.

Metrics are calculated automatically during the loading of the document. List of calculated semantic characteristics:

  • Share of scientific vocabulary. The index is from 0% to 100%, where 100% corresponds to a completely scientific text, and 0% – to a completely unscientific text. The indicator represents the ratio of words and phrases included in the "dictionary of scientific terms and constructions" to the total number of words and phrases in the checked text.
  • Share of general vocabulary. Index is from 0% to 100%. Calculated by the formula (100% - [Share of scientific vocabulary]).
  • The presence of annotation.
  • The presence of a bibliography.
  • The presence of conclusions from the research.
  • The presence of introduction.
  • The presence of a description of the research method.
  • The presence of a description of results of the research.
  • Assessment of the coherence of the text. The index is from 0% to 100%, where 100% corresponds to perfectly coherent text, and 0% – completely incoherent text. The coherence of the text is characterized by syntactic and semantic coherence of its sentences.

Please, pay your attention that the calculation of metrics is produced only for the new documents. For documents uploaded before activation of this functionality, the calculation is not produced.

To review metrics, you need to go to document's "See result" page and click "Text metrics" button in the lower left corner of the page.

«Text metrics» button

If the value is not calculated yet for any metric, the message "Calculation is in progress..." will be displayed.

Adding documents to company's collection

If you want carry out text reuse detection in your company with the uploaded documents, you may add your documents to your company’s collection.

To add documents to the collection, select documents and click on the "To Index" button.

Adding documents to company's collection

You may delete your documents from the company's collection. Select documents and click on the "From Index" button.

The report on the text reuse check result

Full report

After the document is loaded and checked, you may navigate to the report. To go to the full report view page, click the “See results” button located on the line with the checked document. After this click "Full report" button.

Full report selection

The full report includes:

  • evaluation of originality / reuse / citations / self-citations;
  • evaluation of suspiciousness of a document with details on the "Suspicious document" page
  • list of reused sources with the ability to edit and go to the source report;
  • continuous or page-by display of the full text of the document marked with the found reused blocks;
  • the date of document checking;
  • report correction.

The figure below shows a General view of the full report.

Full report

In the top panel of the page you will see the icon buttons, allowing you to proceed to the next action:

  • parameters for checking;
  • export of the report;
  • downloading the Certificate;
  • save the edited report;
  • link to user manual;
  • view reports history;
  • report printing layout;
  • view text metrics;
  • get a direct link to the report.

Viewing the report

The report page consists of the text to be checked, in which the blocks of reuse are selected, the list of sources, the aggregated results of the check and navigation through the blocks of text reuse (search by blocks).

To navigate through the text pages, use the paging panel located above and below the text box. To display all pages of the document at once, click on "Show all pages" at the bottom of the document page.

To see which text fragments were reused and from which specific source, all text reuse blocks in the system are highlighted, and at the end of each block there is a label with the respective number of the source.

When viewing reused blocks in a report, you can use block navigation (block search). With its help you can go to the next or previous block by pressing the "Previous" or "Next". You can also choose which type of text blocks to use.

Text block navigation

Viewing information about the source

To view information about the source, find the source in the list, expand the respective source and click on the icon.

Source information in the source list

If the source is placed in index of approved by administrator of your company, then appropriate flag about the source appears. Text reuses from such source included in citing percentage and highlighted by green color.

Parameters such as text share, report blocks, text blocks are customizable. To do this, click on the "Menu", select the "Profile" section and go to the "Report settings" tab. You can choose which of the parameters will not be displayed in the report by unchecking one of them.

Report settings

Another way to view information about a source is to click on the source number in the full report text. A window will appear that contains basic information about the source.

Source information in the full report text

External link to the source

For most sources in the list there is an external link to the location of the document or source text on the Internet. To go to the web page, click the icon next to the source name.

External link in the list of sources

After clicking on the link, the web page on which the text of the block was found will be opened.

A situation may arise when the source is unavailable after clicking on the link. Perhaps the site administrators deleted the text, or the page "moved." But in any case, this text was available at the specified address when the site was added to the index of the search module of the system.

The fact that one or more of the report's links to the open sources on the Internet at the time of viewing the report do not work is not a reason to remove these links from the system's index. Texts at the links' addresses were indexed, before being deleted / moved, they were available to third parties, could be read, copied or otherwise used. Also, they could be stored in the cache of search engines and web archives, where they could still be found.

Viewing the source report

To view the source report, click the link in the source name in the list of sources. A new tab in the browser will open with the text of the source with which there was a duplication. Instead of text that doesn't overlap with the source, you'll see the number of characters that were skipped.

If you want to view the full source text, open the source link by clicking on the "Go to the source website" button.

Report on the source

Click another source in the Sources pane on the left to view the report for that source immediately.

You can choose to view the report by source – page or solid text. By default, the source report is displayed page by page. To switch the view mode, click on "Show full text". When you switch to solid text view, the button changes to Show text page by page. Click it to go to page view.

Another way to view the source report is to go to the source report from the block in the text. Click on the source number at the end of the block, then click on the source name.

Going to the source report from the text block

The page "Report on the source" will be opened with the selected block.

Viewing report history

When you recheck the document or edit the report, all previous versions of the reports are saved in the system. To view the report history, click the "More" button and select the "Report history" item in the top menu of the full report.

Viewing report history

A separate window will open, where you will see a summary of all the reports made for this document. Reports in history are sorted in descending order by the build date.

To go to the detailed view or correction of one of the reports, click the "Open" button. The report opens on a new page.

Report history

You can also view all the corrections to the report, go to a specific correction and change it. The correction is created automatically when you edit the report.

Information on the edited report in the reports history

Editing of the sources' list

Source actions are available in the full report, allowing you to make some changes in the calculation of the check results.

  • Correction of the list of considered sources in the report – allows to consider or not to consider the sources specified by you in the report.
  • Change source type - allows you to change the source type of your choice.

The system divides sources into three types: "Reuses", "Self-citations" and "Citations".

While the report is building the system automatically marks the type of source: "Reuses" - red color, "Self-citations" - yellow color and "Citations" - green color.

Please note that the service makes only a preliminary assessment, a real assessment of the source can only be given by the user.

To reaccount for the source in the report, click on the "Change Type" button in the list of sources, select a new source type and click on the "Recalculate" button.

Change type of the source

For example, after changing the source type to “Self-citation” and clicking on the “Recalculate” button, the percentages of self-citation and reuse will be recalculated and the source text blocks will turn yellow.

Changes after source's type changing

To ignore sources, uncheck the checkboxes of these sources and then click the "Recalculate" button. The overall score of the report will change after recalculation and the source's text blocks will no longer be displayed in the text of the report.

Adjustment of the list of recorded sources in the report

If you are satisfied with the current version of the report, you can save the report by clicking on the "Save" button in the top panel of the document. A window opens where you can save the edited report, where you can leave your comments, for example, information about the changes made in the report or about the reason for the changes. After saving in the history of reports, a new correction will be created.

If the report has been edited with recalculation of the editing results, it will be saved automatically, you will be able to find the autosaved report in the history of reports and continue working with it. In the history of reports, autosaved reports have the inscription "Auto-saved version" in the comments.

Editing of the text blocks

You may adjust the check result not only by excluding or changing the source's type, but also by deactivating text blocks. This feature allows to not use the selected blocks when calculating the percentages.

To disable the necessary text block in the report, left-click on it. The “Deactivate” button will appear. After this the block will change color to gray. The system will automatically recalculate the percentages, but without accounting disabled text block.

Disabling the block in the report

To take the disabled text block into account again, find the disabled text block and click on it. The “Enable” button will appear. After clicking on it, the result will be recalculated again.

You may find out if there are the disabled text blocks and enable all the text blocks at once in the check results panel. To enable all text blocks, click on the “Enable All” button and the system will automatically recalculate the check result.

Enable all text blocks button

Also you may find out if there are any disabled text blocks in the workspace. In the list of documents a report that contains disabled text blocks has one more status : "The report contains disabled blocks".

The document's status about presence of disabled text blocks

Please note that text blocks of different sources may intersect with each other - one smaller block may be the part of the bigger block. After deactivating a large text block, the small text block will be deactivated with it.

You may use navigation on disabled blocks to the right of the report's text.

Editing text reuse blocks

You may adjust the result of the check not only by removing the source, but also by disabling individual blocks of the reused in the text. This allows you to ignore the selected blocks when calculating the percentage of text reuse or citations.

To disable the particular block in the report, click it with the left mouse button. The "Deactivate" button appears. After clicking the "Deactivate" button, the block will change its color to gray. The system will automatically recalculate the percentage of text reuse without taking into account the block you have turned off.

Disable a block in a report

To restore the block in the report, find the disabled block and click on it. The "Enable" button appears. Click on it, and the result will be recounted.

You can see if there are any blocks off, and include all the blocks in the results panel at once. To enable the blocks, click the "Enable all" button, the system will automatically recalculate the result of the check.

Enable all blocks button

If any report has disabled reused blocks, you can find out about them in your office. In the list of loaded documents, the report, which contains the disabled blocks, has another status "The report contains disabled blocks".

Document status on the presence of disabled blocks

Please note that the blocks from different sources can overlap – one smaller block may be the part of the larger block. If you deactivate a larger block, the small block will be deactivated as well. Moreover, the shutdown of the small unit will occur on all sources to which it is included.

If the blocks intersect partially, only those fragments of the block that are not included in the intersection are disabled.

To save time when viewing the deactivated blocks in a report, use the navigation by the blocks to the right of the report text. With it you can go to the next or previous block by pressing the "Previous" or "Next".

Navigation in the full report

Brief report

To go to the brief report view page, click the “See results” button located on the line with the checked document. After this select "Brief report" button.

Brief report selection

Brief report consists of distribution of percentages of originality, text reuse, citation and self-citation as well as a list of sources of reuse.

Brief report

Brief report

For most sources in the list there is an external link to the location of the document or source text on the Internet. To go to the web page, click the icon next to the source name.

Link in the list of sources to the source page on the Internet

In the top panel of the page you will see the icon buttons, allowing you to proceed to the following actions:

  • parameters for checking;
  • export of the report;
  • downloading the Certificate;
  • save the edited report;
  • link to user manual;
  • view reports history;
  • report printing layout;
  • view text metrics;
  • get a direct link to the report.

To get more information about the results of the check, open the full report by clicking on the "Report" button.

Report with formatting

A formatted report allows you to view the results of the document check while maintaining the original formatting (indentation, fonts, titles) and displaying tables and figures.

To view the report with the formatting, switch the tab "Text view" to the tab "Original view".

Original document view in the full report

The Original view tab, as well as the Text view tab, displays reused parts and a list of sources, but the markup is applied to the original formatting of the document.

It is worth noting that when you export the pdf report, the text of the document is downloaded without any formatting.

You can view the document in its original form in the "Version for reading". To do this, click on the name of the document in your account. The text view of the document opens, then click the "Original view" tab.

Original document view in the Version for reading

Please note that when adding for check files in txt, htm, html, pptx format, direct text input, you cannot view the original formatting of the document.

Suspicious document

A suspicious document is a document that shows signs of technical ways to change the text or format, such as replacing characters, inserting invisible text, etc. Such signs may indicate that the author tried to cheat the system to hide text reuses and artificially increase the originality percentage. If such signs of cheating have been found in the document, a special flag will be put for it in the workspace and the list of documents of the company.

Suspicious document indicator in the Workspace

Please note that if you see a suspicious flag, we recommend that you carefully read the check report and the suspicious fragments found in the document. Detection of suspicious documents is an auxiliary tool for analysis. The final decision is always up to the verifier.

The information that the document shows signs of a cheating is displayed in the check reports, in the printable versions, and in the downloaded reports. In a brief report the page numbers with the detected potential cheating attempts are displayed.

Brief report for a suspicious document

The printable version of the check report provides information about potential cheating attempts. It shows the types of cheating and page numbers where suspicious fragments have been found. Similarly, information is displayed in the downloaded versions of reports.

Printable version for a suspicious document

The full report for a suspicious document displays a special block with a flag of suspicion and a link to the page "Suspicious document" - to go to the page, click "View".

Full report for a suspicious document

Please note that if the uploaded document has no formatting, then instead of the link to "Suspicious document" there are the page numbers with potential cheating attempts displayed in the full report.

You may also access information about possible cheating on the “See Results” page. To do this, click on the "Details" link in the red suspicious document warning block.

Suspicious document on "See results" page

The "Suspicious document" page displays detailed information about the suspicious fragments found in the document. You can read the text of the document in the form in which it was uploaded into the system (keeping the original formatting). If a fragment is found on the document page that may containg cheating attempt, it is marked in red.

"Suspicious document" page

To view information about suspicious fragments for the entire document, click the "In document" tab in the right panel. To view the page numbers, click the name of the cheating method. To go to any of the listed pages, click on the desired number.

"In document" tab

The "On page" tab provides information about suspicious fragments on the selected page of the document. To display certain cheating methods, check them and uncheck the others. The selected cheating methods are highlighted in red on the page, the removed cheating methods are underlined with a red line. To select all suspicious fragments on the document page at once, click on "Display all". In order to remove the selection from all the suspicious fragments, click on "Hide all".

It is also possible to review the text of the cheating, if it was extracted during the document processing.

Text revision on the "On page" tab

If the document does not contain cheating, you can disable the "Suspicious document" flag. To disable the flag, use the enable/disable button in the upper right corner of the "Suspicious document" page. You can leave a comment explaining why you disabled the "Suspicious document" flag. If you view the "Suspicious document" page through a direct link, you will not be able to disable the "Suspicious document" flag.

Disable the "Suspicious document" flag

If you disable the "Suspicious document" flag:

  • the respective icon will not be displayed in the Workspace;
  • the brief report will not display information about the cheating;
  • in the downloaded forms of reports and in a printable versions the information will appear in the "Suspicious document" section that the flag was disabled, and comments will be displayed;
  • in the full report, you will see that the "Suspicious document" flag has been removed – the corresponding icon will become gray;
  • you still have access to the "Suspicious document" page.
Disabled "Suspicious document" flag in the full report

Potential cheating attempts view is different for documents that have been uploaded prior the availability of cheating detection function. For a brief report, the printable version and downloaded reports the text will be placed in "Suspicious document" blocks with a warning of the presence of suspicious fragments. For a full report, you will see the same text when you hover over the "Suspicious document" icon. The "Suspicious document" page is not available in this case.

Potential cheating attempts view for old versions - full report

Downloading the report

Downloading the report will allow you to save the report as a PDF file. To download the report to your computer, click on the "Export" button on the report viewing page.

Report downloading status window

Page will appear "Export report". To start the report generation, click on the "Export" button. After some time, the button will change to "Download". Click on the "Download" button to download the file. The download will start automatically, or the file download and save dialogue window will open, depending on your browser settings.

In the downloaded report you will see information about the report and the loaded document, a terminological block with the description of the terms "Reuse", "Citations", "Originality", a list of sources and text with markup of citation blocks (if the user unloads the full report).

Direct link to report from "See results" page

A direct link to the report allows you to give access to the report to any user, including users unauthorized in the system. This link allows you to view the report, however you cannot make changes to the report.

To get a direct link to a report, select the document in the workspace and click the “See results” button. After this click on "Create link" button and select "To full report" or "To brief report" in the drop-down list. A link to the selected type of report will be copied in the clipboard.

Direct link to the report from "See results" page

Also you may get a direct link to a report from "Full report" or "Brief report" pages. For example, to get a direct link to a full report, open the "Full report" page and click "More" in the top menu, then click the "Direct link to the report" button. A link to the full report will be copied in the clipboard.

Direct link to the report from "Full report" page

The mechanism for obtaining a direct link to a short report is the same as to a full report.

An external user who has followed a direct link will be able to view the report and text metrics (if this function is enabled), print the report to a page, and export the report (if this function is enabled). You cannot edit a report using a direct link.

The user can also share a link to a recheck report or a report with corrections. To do this, in the report history, open the version of the report or adjustment you are interested in. After that, perform the steps described above.

Certificate

Verification certificate is the filled form with the results of the check.

Please, pay your attention that the functionality allows you to download only a filled form, which is not a legally significant document. You can certify it in your organization. Only your organization can give the legal effect to it.

To download certificate select the document in the workspace and click the “See results” button. After this click on "Download" button and select "Certificate" in the drop-down list.

"Certificate" button on the "See results" page

Also you may download certificate from "Full report" or "Brief report" pages. To do this, open the page with the report and click on the "Certificate" button in the top menu.

"Certificate" button

Window of downloading of certificate's form will open. Fill in the required field "Author full name". After filling of the fields, click on "Generate certificate" – this will start the loading of the form.

Form of downloading of the certificate's form

The user with the "Student" role also may download a certificate from the student's workspace. To do this, tick the selected paper and click on the "Certificate" button in the top panel. After that the dowloading of the certificate's form will start.

"Certificate" button in the student's workspace

The created form displays information about the author and the paper, the percent of reuses, citation, self-citations and originality, the date of evaluation, the list of search modules (for which the evaluation was made), the user, who evaluated the paper. The "Signature date" and "Signature of reviewer" fields are left empty to be filled in by hand.

Filled form of the certificate