Turnitin and the Japan Science and Technology Agency announce a substantive partnership

TOKYO, May 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Turnitin — a leading provider of academic integrity and grading solutions — and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)—The government agency responsible for implementing science and technology policy in Japan — announced its partnership with content.

Japan Link Center (JaLC), J-STAGE and Turnitin are teaming up to support research integrity

Japan Link Center (JaLC), J-STAGE and Turnitin are teaming up to support research integrity

The partnership aims to provide academia and the research community with a comprehensive database of Japanese content to test new academic content for potential plagiarism, originality and authorship. The Japan Liaison Center (JaLC)—Japanese Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Service for Academic Content, which JST serves as the secretariat – and JST’s online academic journal J-STAPA contribute to the Japanese academic content of Turnitin’s secure and extensive scientific database.

Turnitin’s content database helps researchers and publishers detect potential plagiarism by uploading and comparing submissions to more than 82 million scientific articles provided and owned by the world’s leading academic publishers.

Content contributed by JaLC and J-STAGE to Turnitin includes: 1) JaLC content derived from Member Institutions that use Turnitin plagiarism prevention software and whose content DOIs are registered through JaLC, and 2) J-STAGE content whose are DOIs registered via JaLC. Already over 2.6 million pieces of Japanese academic content have been added to the Turnitin database from J-STAGE.

“IN October 2020Turnitin founded the Japanese entity in response to growing domestic demand from academic institutions, “Turnitin’s regional director for Northeast Asia said. Betsy Matsunaga. “This partnership further reflects the commitment of the Japanese education and research community to academic integrity. We look forward to working with the Japan Science and Technology Agency to ensure the integrity of academic research.”

“We have received many requests from members of the Japan Link Center and other academic institutions Japan use plagiarism checking, especially for Japanese content, “said the vice president of the Japan Link Center Ritsuko Nakajima. “We felt the need to respond to this request. We are very pleased to be able to offer plagiarism prevention services to Japan Link Center member institutions through this partnership. We hope that this initiative will help improve the integrity of research in Japan and promote the distribution of academic content derived from Japan. “

Turnitin Japan media contact
Motoki Endo, [email protected]

About the Japanese Liaison Center
Japan Liaison Center (JaLC) centrally manages bibliography and information on the location of academic content – such as articles, books, data, dissertations, reports, e-learning and more – in Japan. It is a digital object identifier (DOI) registration system. It is certified by the DOI Foundation of the day March 15, 2012 as the ninth DOI registration body in the world and the only one in Japan. JaLC also collects and manages bibliographic information related to content when registering a DOI. JaLC is jointly managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, the National Institute of Materials Science, the National Institute of Informatics, and the National Nutrition Library.

About the Japan Science and Technology Agency
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is an organization that plays a central role in the Science and Technology Master Plan. Based on the goals set by the government, JST is comprehensively implementing a number of projects to promote science and technology and address societal issues, including basic research, basic research and development, supporting the commercialization of new technologies, distributing scientific and technological information and, more recently, promoting international joint research. and next-generation human resource development. As part of the distribution of scientific and technological information, JST manages an electronic journal platform J-STAPA and serves as the secretariat of the domestic organization for the registration of the digital identifier of the object Japanese Liaison Center.

About Turnitin
Turnitin is a global company committed to ensuring the integrity of education and significantly improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency and fairness in all subject areas and types of assessment. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to support integrity and increase learning success, and students and professionals do their best, original work.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, JapanKorea, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Ukrainethe United Kingdomand United States. More than 16,000 academic institutions, publishers and corporations use Turnitin’s services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, ProctorExam and Ouriginal.

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