FAQs related to our plagiarism reports.
Is my document retained in the CheckForPlagiarism.net database?
Our system is extremely secure and to ensure your privacy and confidentiality, only you, the account holder (not even CheckForPlagiarism.net staff) can access submitted documents or view plagiarism reports.
To ensure privacy further, once a plagiarism report is generated, the original submitted document is automatically deleted from our database. There is absolutely no possibility of your submission being detected by any other service, system or individual. Ever!
Submitting Documents and Viewing Reports
How long will it take for my plagiarism reports to generate?
To optimize system load and to ensure fair use for all customers, our system uses a priority hierarchy to choose which document(s) are processed first in the queue. Plagiarism report turnaround times depend on the priority option selected during signing-up. Following are the times associated with the relevant priority options:
- Normal Priority (slowest): Report is generated within 24-hrs after document submission. (no extra charges)
- URGENT Priority (fastest): Report is usually generated within 4-hrs of document submission. (charged extra)
Will I be notified when my plagiarism reports are ready?
In order to preserve client privacy, report notifications or reports themselves are never sent out via e-mail. You will need to log-in to your account after your chosen priority option time limit has completed to download your plagiarism report(s).
Additionally, you can subscribe to the SMS (text message) alert system when signing-up and our service will then SMS (text message) directly to your cell phone as soon as your plagiarism report is generated. If subscribing to this service please make sure your cell phone number is capable of receiving SMS/Text Messages.
Understanding the Plagiarism Reports
Before reading through this FAQ it is recommended you download and open the Sample Plagiarism Report. (Adobe PDF Reader required)
Each plagiarism report is split into three sections, the top, following this is the SOURCES section and following it is the PAPER TEXT section. The details are as below:
- Top section contains your Overall Plagiarism Index, this is a rating of the total plagiarism found in your document (this is calculated by adding individual percentages of all links found in the SOURCES section). Color codes are as follows:
- Blue: 0% (No plagiarism found).
- Green: 1% ~ 5% (Acceptable level of Plagiarism).
- Yellow: 6% ~ 16% (Moderate level of Plagiarism).
- Red: 17% ~ 100% (High level of Plagiarism).
- SOURCES section contains links to publications, websites, articles, journals, books, student papers, blogs, internet links, etc. of WHERE plagiarism occurred from
- PAPER TEXT section shows WHAT plagiarism has occurred.
For example, if you copy/paste something from wikipedia.com then the link wikipedia.com will show up in the SOURCES section while what has been copied from there will be highlighted in the PAPER TEXT section of the report. Linking each Source to the particular highlighted content in the paper text is an index number. So number 1, for example, in Sources will correspond to all number 1s in the Paper Text section.
Your ultimate goal is to get the plagiarism percentage down to the acceptable limit (1% ~ 5%), through document correction and re-checking for plagiarism after each iteration.
Filtered and Un-Filtered Reports
- UN-Filtered: all content is highlighted in this report, the idea is to highlight all detected content which includes your referenced / cited material as well as quoted material in addition to detected plagiarism, the point is to let you see if your citations are correct and if need be, add to your bibliographic content.
- Filtered: this report filters out all referenced / cited content as well as quoted content to show pure plagiarism results.
How to use the reports:
You should start with the Filtered Version, identify and correct the plagiarism detected. After you are done, move on to the Un-Filtered report and check your exisiting citations and add to them if necessary.
After you are done, resubmit your document for checking again. Your ultimate goal is to get the plagiarism percentage down to the acceptable limit (1% ~ 5%), though it may be different for your particular University/Institution.