Universities in South Korea to adopt plagiarism detection technology

iParadigms today announced that it is working with Korean organisations including KISTI (Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information) to develop a plagiarism detection service for South Korea.

This plagiarism prevention solution, which will be based on iParadigms’  iThenticate product, will help institutions avoid cases of misconduct by comparing submitted works against a vast database of information from the Web, scholarly journals and other academic content.

The South Korean initiative follows a growing number of countries internationally, including the UK and Pakistan, which are opting to provide a national service to help prevent plagiarism using iParadigms technology.

However, only researchers employed by universities for faculty-type research such as grant proposals and articles for university published journals and which are produced in connection with universities in South Korea will be allowed to use the software.

The service is not to be used by teachers, students or other university faculty staff for any other purpose, including the checking of student work.

Will Murray, Vice President of International at iParadigms, said: “This adoption will provide institutions with a tool to ensure that all submitted scholarly research is of the highest calibre.

“Holistic approaches for addressing academic integrity including originality checking software are essential in order to build a culture of honesty in academic and scholarly work.”


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