2012 Webinar 1: Incorporating Plagiarism Detection Software into Your Workflow

Held: February 16, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time

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More and more journals are discovering the need to screen papers for plagiarism prior to acceptance. Retractions are on the rise using software to detect plagiarism is quickly becoming the norm. While sophisticated software is available to run the checks, time is required to validate results. Join us on February 16 at 2 pm EST to learn how Obstetrics & Gynecology and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery incorporated a plagiarism detection software into their workflow. Find out the typical percentage of papers that are checked for plagiarism, where in the process plagiarism checks are made, how much time it takes to analyze the reports produced by the software, and what to tell the authors when you do find something. A CrossCheck representative will demonstrate how the software works and provide a sample of a plagiarism report.


  1. Determine when and how to implement plagiarism detection software.
  2. Discuss the staff and volunteer editor time required
  3. See how the process impacts the overall workflows
  4. Learn how to present results of a plagiarism report with an author


Angela Cochran, Director, Journals, American Society of Civil Engineers Chair, CSE Education Committee


Heidi Vermette
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Heidi Vermette is the Production Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for tracking all material in production and for ensuring the quality of art printed in the journal. Heidi has worked for The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) since May 2005. She received a BA in English from Santa Clara University.

Cathy Griffin
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Cathy Griffin came to JBJS in June 2001 and has supervised the Editorial Department since spring 2003. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Northeastern University, and has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as an office manager for an orthopaedic surgeon and a gynecologic oncologist. She also has 20 years’ experience as a medical transcriptionist. She has special expertise in orthopaedic prob¬lems, and is particularly interested in improving efficiency using computer applications. She is in charge of the Editorial Manager online submissions and tracking systems.

Kirsty Meddings

Kirsty Meddings is Product Manager at CrossRef, where she is responsible for bringing new services into production for the organisation’s 3,500+ publisher and society members. Kirsty has worked in the scholarly information industry for 15 years, and has previously held customer service, marketing and product management positions at Publishing Technology, Ingenta, CatchWord and Blackwell’s Information Services. She currently oversees the CrossCheck plagiarism detection service, which provides scholarly publishers with the tools and context to screen submitted content for originality, and is also managing the pilot of CrossMark, CrossRef’s new initiative that will alert researchers to corrections and retractions and ensure that they can always locate the most current version of record.