International Academic Publisher Peter Lang to Contribute to Turnitin Database

Turnitin and Crossref today announced a new publisher member, the global Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group, to Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate.

Turnitin and Crossref today announced a new publisher member, the global Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group, to Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (formerly, CrossCheck powered by iThenticate) initiative.

Publishers participating in Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate, which are now in excess of 800, strengthen the editorial processes of their journals and enjoy access to the world’s leading text similarity checking software powered by Turnitin’s proprietary iThenticate product.

This partnership between Turnitin and Crossref makes the iThenticate database the most comprehensive in the world, consisting of some 50 million published articles from some of the world’s most prestigious academic publishers.

The newest academic publisher partner, Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group, specializes in the social sciences and humanities and covers the complete spectrum from monographs to student textbooks. It publishes approximately 1,800 new titles each year in traditional and digital formats, as well as Open Access, and has a backlist of 55,000 plus titles.

“This is an excellent addition to the service for our European customers. Peter Lang has the expertise to publish in several languages such as English, German, French, Spanish and Italian and publishes some of the most robust language content in the world,” said Mark Harnor, Director of Business Development for Turnitin.

As do all members of the service, Peter Lang will deposit an original copy of their published, DOI assigned content, including journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, into Turnitin’s secure database, and in turn are able to match against the existing content in that database.

“Publishing models and the distribution and consumption of both metadata and content are undergoing rapid change and Peter Lang is investing heavily in its infrastructure to keep pace with these changes.

“By integrating Crossref Similarity Check into our editorial process, we ensure that every effort is made to determine the originality of the academic content and thereby prevent plagiarism.

“The integrity and quality of academic research we publish is imperative and we have joined the Crossref Similarity Check service so that our academics benefit from this useful supporting tool in a globalised market where academic content is growing exponentially,” says Peter Lang CEO, Kelly Shergill.

The publisher will start the process of adding their published content into Turnitin’s database in the next few weeks.


About iThenticate

iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research departments to ensure the originality of written work before publication. iThenticate helps editors, authors and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of 60 billion web pages and 154 million content items, including 49 million published works from over 800 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate, a service offered by Crossref® and powered by iThenticate software. iThenticate is developed by Turnitin, the leader in plagiarism and originality checking for educational institutions worldwide. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Seoul, South Korea, and Melbourne, Australia. www.ithenticate.com

About Crossref

We are Crossref, a not-for-profit membership organization for scholarly publishing working to make content easy to find, link, cite, and assess. We do it in five ways: rallying the community; tagging metadata; running a shared infrastructure; playing with new technology; and making tools and services to improve research communications. It’s as simple—and as complicated—as that.

About Peter Lang

Peter Lang has made academic research available worldwide for the humanities and social sciences for over four decades. An independent academic publisher with headquarters in Switzerland and publishing offices located in Berne, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, New York, Vienna, Warsaw and Istanbul, the company positions itself as a link between theory, research and teaching. press@peterlang.com



About Turnitin

Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin's applications are used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America.