The Plagiarism Report

The Plagiarism Report
The Plagiarism Report - A Quick Overview

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PlagLevel: The PlagLevel indicates a percentage of potential plagiarism within your document.

A high PlagLevel doesn’t necessarily reflect plagiarism. Please examine the results and their sources to verify the end results. 

Plagbar: All suspected plagiarism passages are listed here. 

Source List

You can find all sources that have been matched with the potential plagiarized passages. Depending on the report results and settings, you will only see relevant symbols for your particular report.

Detailed information for the different types of sources can be found at The Plagiarism Report - Advanced Options > Origin of Sources

Document Interface 

The analyzed text is the focus of the plagiarism report. The format and all graphics remain unchanged if you use the Word document.

Navigation:
Use the arrow keys in the footer to browse through your document. For bigger documents you can also use the Plagbar to get to suspicious passages.

Zoom:
Increase or reduce the view of your document

Highlighting:
The colored highlights refer to the sources of the source list.

Red: Exact matches with the sources.

Blue: Matches that might have been paraphrased. 

Green: Matches that PlagScan acknowledged as quotes. 

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How to Customize Settings for the Plagiarism Check

How to Customize Settings for the Plagiarism Check
Report - Quick Overview

Settings

You can configure your plagiarism check to tailor your analysis results. In order to do this

  • go to Settings at the top right.
  • on the left, click on Plagiarism Checking.

Now you will see the sections you can change your configuration for:

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Data Policy

Decide, which sources you want your document to be compared with.
More information about the Plagiarism Prevention Pool and data protection

Compare with web sources:
Your documents are checked against internet sources.

Check against my documents:
Your documents are checked against your previously uploaded documents.

The following options are only available to organization users.

Check against my documents in the organization repository:
Your documents are checked against your documents stored in the organization repository.

Check against organization repository
Your documents are checked against all documents stored in the organization repository.

Plagiarism Prevention Tool:
Your document will be compared with a specific collection of open sources, published documents and other PlagScan customers’ archives.

Each organization has a repository to store documents. This repository is embedded in the plagiarism prevention pool. If an organization opts for a private repository, it will be excluded from the Plagiarism Prevention Pool.

All data from participants of our Plagiarism Prevention Pool is absolutely secure - nobody has direct access to the full text, which is only available exclusively for the plagiarism check.

If you join our Plagiarism Prevention Pool, other users will not be able to see any of your documents entirely. They will only see the location of the match. If other users want to see the complete document, they need your explicit permission. You can grant permission after the other user contacts you through an anonymous email.

Sensitivity

Choose the intensity of your analysis by selecting one of the following options: 

Low:
PlagScan only runs a rough analysis

Medium:
A well-balanced medium setting (recommended)

High
All matches will be shown.

Bibliography


Decide whether the bibliography should be included in or excluded from the plagiarism check.

Please use the word bibliography in your document, if you want to use this feature. 

Citation detection

Under Citation detection, you can select how PlagScan treats citations within the document. PlagScan can recognize direct quotes if quotation marks are properly used. 

No detection: Quotes will be treated like the rest of the text and therefore marked as potential plagiarism.

Highlighting only: Quotes will be highlighted in a different color and also marked as potential plagiarism. 

Reduce PlagLevel: Quotes will be highlighted in a different color and not be marked as potential plagiarism.

PlagLevel

The PlagLevel indicates a percentage of potential plagiarism within your document.

Yellow PlagLevel: Your document includes a large amount of duplicated content.

Red PlagLevel: Your document includes a suspiciously high amount of similarities and should be examined further. 

Whitelist

Use the Whitelist setting to exclude selected contents from the plagiarism check. Those can be, for example, websites, idioms, phrases or legislative texts. 

Whitelist - URLs: Enter the specific URLs of websites you don’t want to include in the plagiarism check

Whitelist - URLs +: Enter the websites you want to exclude, which will also exclude other websites with the same content. 

Whitelist - Phrases: Enter phrases you want to exclude from the plagiarism check. This also applies to idioms, legislative texts or specific working. 

Data Policy

Data Policy Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:33

Data Policy

Decide, which sources you want your document to be compared with.
More information about the Plagiarism Prevention Pool and data protection

Compare with web sources:
Your documents are checked against internet sources.

Check against my documents:
Your documents are checked against your previously uploaded documents.

The following options are only available to organization users.

Check against my documents in the organization repository:
Your documents are checked against your documents stored in the organization repository.

Check against organization repository
Your documents are checked against all documents stored in the organization repository.

Plagiarism Prevention Tool:
Your document will be compared with a specific collection of open sources, published documents and other PlagScan customers’ archives.

Each organization has a repository to store documents. This repository is embedded in the plagiarism prevention pool. If an organization opts for a private repository, it will be excluded from the Plagiarism Prevention Pool.

All data from participants of our Plagiarism Prevention Pool is absolutely secure - nobody has direct access to the full text, which is only available exclusively for the plagiarism check.

If you join our Plagiarism Prevention Pool, other users will not be able to see any of your documents entirely. They will only see the location of the match. If other users want to see the complete document, they need your explicit permission. You can grant permission after the other user contacts you through an anonymous email.

Sensitivity

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Sensitivity

Choose the intensity of your analysis by selecting one of the following options: 

Low:
PlagScan only runs a rough analysis

Medium:
A well-balanced medium setting (recommended)

High
All matches will be shown.

Bibliography

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Bibliography


Decide whether the bibliography should be included in or excluded from the plagiarism check.

Please use the word bibliography in your document, if you want to use this feature. 

Citation Detection

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Citation detection

Under Citation detection, you can select how PlagScan treats citations within the document. PlagScan can recognize direct quotes if quotation marks are properly used. 

No detection: Quotes will be treated like the rest of the text and therefore marked as potential plagiarism.

Highlighting only: Quotes will be highlighted in a different color and also marked as potential plagiarism. 

Reduce PlagLevel: Quotes will be highlighted in a different color and not be marked as potential plagiarism.

PlagLevel

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PlagLevel

The PlagLevel indicates a percentage of potential plagiarism within your document.

Yellow PlagLevel: Your document includes a large amount of duplicated content.

Red PlagLevel: Your document includes a suspiciously high amount of similarities and should be examined further. 

Whitelist

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Whitelist

Use the Whitelist setting to exclude selected contents from the plagiarism check. Those can be, for example, websites, idioms, phrases or legislative texts. 

Whitelist - URLs: Enter the specific URLs of websites you don’t want to include in the plagiarism check

Whitelist - URLs +: Enter the websites you want to exclude, which will also exclude other websites with the same content. 

Whitelist - Phrases: Enter phrases you want to exclude from the plagiarism check. This also applies to idioms, legislative texts or specific working. 

The Plagiarism Report - Advanced Options

The Plagiarism Report - Advanced Options
Report - Advanced Options
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Different Views and Formats

PlagScan’s plagiarism report can be viewed in four different formats. You can find those in the right upper corner in the report:

 View as List:

This view contains a complete overview of the matches and sources of the document. 

 Show text-only version (View within text):

A simple format of the report, which works best for slow network connections.

 Download as PDF:

Receive a PDF version of the report, which refers to sources on top of the document.

 Word Document (docx) with annotations:

Download the report as Word document, containing sources on the side of the text via commenting function. 

 

This format is beneficial if you uploaded your document as Word file already. 

 Original Document

Download the original document before being checked for plagiarism.

 Share:

Share your results with your entire organization or with specific colleagues by sending them a link that accesses the report.

As document owner, you can allow the other user to make modifications to a report. By clicking on the Share button, a popup dialog window opens. In that window, you can search by username or email address of the user you want to share your document with.

On the right side of the search box, you will find two icons (select the desired option by clicking on the drop-down).

  • If you want the other user to only view the report, click on the icon in a form of an eye.
  • If you want the other user to edit the report, click on the icon in a form of a pen

Note that the user must be a registered PlagScan member of your organization. 

In the share popup window, you will also find an overview of all users, which currently have a personalized share access to the document, including the mode (view/edit) and the option to delete (x) a share permission. 

Source List

The source list provides you with an overview of all sources matched to potential plagiarism within your text.

You can jump chronologically from one match to the next by using the arrow keys on your keyboard. This way, you can navigate through the report effectively. 

Origin of Sources

You can find the following symbols on top of your source list. Those symbols help you to organize sources according to their origin.

We provide you with some different views of the plagiarism report:

 All Sources: Shows matches from all source.

 Top three: Shows only the sources with the most matches.

 Internet Sources: Shows matches from all online sources.

 Organization Archive: Shows all matches within your organization.*

 Own documents: Shows matches within your own documents.

 Plagiarism Prevention Pool: Shows matches within the Plagiarism Prevention Pool.

*You have to activate this option beforehand (see How to customize Settings for the Plagiarism Check under Data policy)

The  Sign 

The  sign indicates that PlagScan has found clones of a source (with the exact same match). PlagScan groups those clones and hides them initially.
Click the  sign to view the sources.

Highlight matches in source

Click on Highlight match in source in order to highlight the matches in the original document. The highlighted passage will be marked in a different color, which helps you find it quickly. 

Use the  next match button to highlight the next match.

To view exclusive sources, you need the original author’s or publisher’s permission.

Highlights in the Report

PlagScan uses colored highlighting to illustrate potential plagiarism and citations. 

The highlighted passages are listed in cohesion to the Source List. 
For example, if you click on a red passage, you will notice that also the matching source will be highlighted.

There are three different colours for the sources:

Red

Exact matches with the sources.

Blue

Matches that might have been paraphrased. 

Green

Matches that PlagScan acknowledged as quotes. 

Edit Highlighting

Multiple ways enable you to edit highlighting within the report.

Remove Red Highlighting

If you disagree with the suggested red highlights, you can easily remove them:

  1. Select the red text passage. 
  2. Click on Remove marking in the blue top bar.
  3. Confirm your changes by clicking on Save changes.

The match remains listed in the source list but won’t influence the PlagLevel. 

Whether or not text has been plagiarized can only be decided by you or the person who is reviewing the report. PlagScan refers to the similarities between the document and the found sources. In case of doubt, a manual comparison is indispensable.

Define Highlights as Quotes

Follow these steps to identify a properly cited text passage:

  1. Select the passage.
  2. Click on Citation in the blue top bar.
  3. The selected text is now highlighted in green.
  4. Confirm your changes by clicking on Save changes.

Depending on your Settings (under ‘Advanced options' > Citation detection), green passages may not influence your PlagLevel.

Different Views and Formats

Different Views and Formats Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:54

Different Views and Formats

PlagScan’s plagiarism report can be viewed in four different formats. You can find those in the right upper corner in the report:

 View as List:

This view contains a complete overview of the matches and sources of the document. 

 Show text-only version (View within text):

A simple format of the report, which works best for slow network connections.

 Download as PDF:

Receive a PDF version of the report, which refers to sources on top of the document.

 Word Document (docx) with annotations:

Download the report as Word document, containing sources on the side of the text via commenting function. 

 

This format is beneficial if you uploaded your document as Word file already. 

 Original Document

Download the original document before being checked for plagiarism.

 Share:

Share your results with your entire organization or with specific colleagues by sending them a link that accesses the report.

As document owner, you can allow the other user to make modifications to a report. By clicking on the Share button, a popup dialog window opens. In that window, you can search by username or email address of the user you want to share your document with.

On the right side of the search box, you will find two icons (select the desired option by clicking on the drop-down).

  • If you want the other user to only view the report, click on the icon in a form of an eye.
  • If you want the other user to edit the report, click on the icon in a form of a pen

Note that the user must be a registered PlagScan member of your organization. 

In the share popup window, you will also find an overview of all users, which currently have a personalized share access to the document, including the mode (view/edit) and the option to delete (x) a share permission. 

Source List

Source List Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:57

Source List

The source list provides you with an overview of all sources matched to potential plagiarism within your text.

You can jump chronologically from one match to the next by using the arrow keys on your keyboard. This way, you can navigate through the report effectively. 

Origin of Sources

You can find the following symbols on top of your source list. Those symbols help you to organize sources according to their origin.

We provide you with some different views of the plagiarism report:

 All Sources: Shows matches from all source.

 Top three: Shows only the sources with the most matches.

 Internet Sources: Shows matches from all online sources.

 Organization Archive: Shows all matches within your organization.*

 Own documents: Shows matches within your own documents.

 Plagiarism Prevention Pool: Shows matches within the Plagiarism Prevention Pool.

*You have to activate this option beforehand (see How to customize Settings for the Plagiarism Check under Data policy)

The  Sign 

The  sign indicates that PlagScan has found clones of a source (with the exact same match). PlagScan groups those clones and hides them initially.
Click the  sign to view the sources.

Highlight matches in source

Click on Highlight match in source in order to highlight the matches in the original document. The highlighted passage will be marked in a different color, which helps you find it quickly. 

Use the  next match button to highlight the next match.

To view exclusive sources, you need the original author’s or publisher’s permission.

Highlights in the Report

Highlights in the Report Tue, 08/08/2017 - 16:02

Highlights in the Report

PlagScan uses colored highlighting to illustrate potential plagiarism and citations. 

The highlighted passages are listed in cohesion to the Source List. 
For example, if you click on a red passage, you will notice that also the matching source will be highlighted.

There are three different colours for the sources:

Red

Exact matches with the sources.

Blue

Matches that might have been paraphrased. 

Green

Matches that PlagScan acknowledged as quotes. 

Edit Highlighting

Multiple ways enable you to edit highlighting within the report.

Remove Red Highlighting

If you disagree with the suggested red highlights, you can easily remove them:

  1. Select the red text passage. 
  2. Click on Remove marking in the blue top bar.
  3. Confirm your changes by clicking on Save changes.

The match remains listed in the source list but won’t influence the PlagLevel. 

Whether or not text has been plagiarized can only be decided by you or the person who is reviewing the report. PlagScan refers to the similarities between the document and the found sources. In case of doubt, a manual comparison is indispensable.

Define Highlights as Quotes

Follow these steps to identify a properly cited text passage:

  1. Select the passage.
  2. Click on Citation in the blue top bar.
  3. The selected text is now highlighted in green.
  4. Confirm your changes by clicking on Save changes.

Depending on your Settings (under ‘Advanced options' > Citation detection), green passages may not influence your PlagLevel.