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 thousands of academic and scientific journals available for your plagiarism checks.
Plagiarism Prevention Pool (optional): If you choose to contribute 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.
Learn more on our page Algorithm and Sources.
For crawling web content, we use Microsoft Bing as backbone to enhance our available internet content in addition to our own web index, focusing on scientific and academic relevant sites.
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.