The time it takes to process a document depends on multiple factors, such as its length and the prevalence of its topic online. Generally, you can assume that your report will be finished within 10 minutes. However, during peak hours with very high server load, it may take a bit longer to process your documents. We apologize in advance and ask that you check back the next day. If by then your upload and analysis are still not finished, please contact us immediately.
- Does it account for collusion?
- Does PlagScan check for documents other than those on the internet?
- Which publisher databases are available to PlagScan?
PlagScan's plagiarism search is based on four types of sources:
World Wide Web: We use Microsoft Bing to search the world wide web. Anything indexed by Bing is available for a plagiarism check. Additionally, we can scan academic sites and those of particular interest to our customers, thereby providing coverage of internet content uniquely tailored to their needs.
Your Repository / Collusion Checking: You can upload files and compare them with the document you want to analyze. For organizations: You have the additional option of creating/importing your organization-wide repository, so you can cross-check the documents of all the users on a given platform.
Cooperating Publishers: PlagScan has millions of articles from academic and scientific journals available for your plagiarism checks.
Plagiarism Prevention Pool (optional): If you choose to contribute to your documents to the plagiarism prevention pool, you can compare them with documents from other PlagScan users. NOTE: Other users will not gain full-text access to your documents that way, but will only be able to see their own matches with your documents.
You can either view your plagiarism reports directly with a browser, or you can download them as .pdf files. The MS Word docx report is particularly useful, since plagiarism findings are annotated directly within the Word document.
We support all popular text formats, as well as ZIP archives of text documents. Depending on the format, a minor change in the original formatting may occur. PlagScan supports the following text formats:
Supported text formats:
|Preferred format||Formatting will be preserved|
|docx - Best result for the word report||Microsoft Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 [.docx]|
|pdf - Best result for the browser report||Portable Document Format (Adobe Acrobat) [.pdf]|
|Other possible formats||Conversion to .docx, some formatting might be lost|
|doc||Microsoft Word 97/2000/2003/XP [.doc]|
|txt||Plain Text [.txt]|
|html||HTML Document [.html]|
|pages||Pages for MAC (Apple iWork) [.pages]|
|ppt||Microsoft Powerpoint [.ppt]|
|doc6||Microsoft Word 6.0 [.doc]|
|doc95||Microsoft Word 95 [.doc]|
|wps||Microsoft Works [.wps]|
|odt||Open Document Text (LibreOffice) [.odt]|
|ott||Open Document Text [.ott]|
|rtf||Rich Text Format [.rtf]|
|sdw||StarWriter 5.0 [.sdw]|
|sdw4||StarWriter 4.0 [.sdw]|
|sdw3||StarWriter 3.0 [.sdw]|
|sxw||OpenOffice.org 1.0 Text Document [.sxw]|
|Supported formats||Formatting will be lost|
|xlsx||Microsoft Excel [.xlsx]|
|xls||Microsoft Excel [.xls]|
|pptx||Microsoft Powerpoint [.pptx]|
|ooxml||Microsoft Office Open XML [.xml]|
|pdb||AportisDoc (Palm) [.pdb]|
|latex||LaTeX 2e [.ltx]|
|numbers||Numbers for MAC (Apple iWork) [.numbers]|
|key||Key for MAC (Apple iWork) [.key]|