Viewing similarity matches

The Match Overview section displays the similarity percentage and a breakdown of all the matches that have been found on a paper, ordered by highest similarity match to lowest.

The similarity percentage ranges from 0 to 100 with 0 representing no matches, and 100 percent meaning everything matches. The matches are numbered and color-coded to make it easier for you to understand.

  1. To view the Match Overview, click the red numerical similarity score from the similarity toolbar. If the similarity layer was inactive, it will now be activated, highlighting all matches on the paper.

  2. A list of matches and the corresponding percentage of the submitted paper that matches to that source will be displayed in descending order.
  3. To access each match in more detail, click the arrow to the right of each similarity percentage.
  4. The Match Breakdown will display all sources identified for each match, including duplicates. To view the sources in this submission, simply click on any source.

  5. A source box will appear on the paper, revealing where in the source the text has been identified. If you would like to read the full source, click the book icon in the top right-hand corner of the box. You can also access this source box by clicking the numbered match flag to the left of the highlighted text.
  6. Click the left or right arrow in the source box to move between sources.

  7. The full source text can now be viewed in the Full Source Text side panel, with all matching text shown in red.

    Click the source hyperlink in either the source box or side panel to access the website from which the match was identified.