Bibliography and quote exclusion definitions
For papers written in English
Excluding the bibliography
Turnitin's machine learning algorithm understands what elements of the paper to exclude from a submission and dynamically removes them from the Similarity Report. Users don't need to specify a specific bibliography section of their paper; we'll do that for you!
Beginning and terminating phrases are still used as a fall back in the rare event of our machine-learning algorithm is unavailable at the time of submission. You can resubmit your paper at a later date to take advantage of this advanced exclusion option.
Turnitin will detect the following keywords and disregard any matches between them:
When the document reaches any of the following words in the paper, it will resume the similarity check:
Turnitin will look for common in-line citation methods using our machine learning algorithm and remove them from the Similarity Report. Both the citation and associated text will be excluded. For quoted text, anything inside the quotes will be filtered out of the Similarity Report. For unquoted citations, the associated sentence will be filtered.
In the rare event that citation and reference detection is not working at the time of submission, Turnitin will default to header-based exclusion. Resubmit your paper at a later time to take advantage of our machine learning exclusions.
Turnitin will disregard any matches that use the following quotation marks (as well as quotations within a quotation):
If single quotes have not been excluded in a submission, it is possible that the word processor used to create the file has labeled the quotes as an apostrophe and will need to be manually excluded. This should not happen with Google, Microsoft, or Apple word processors.
Turnitin will exclude block quotation (an indented block of text) when the original file is a .doc or .docx file.
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