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Setting up your MTS integration with an API key

TThis section is for Similarity Check account administrators who are integrating iThenticate v2 with their Manuscript Submission System (MTS)

To set up your integration, you need to create an API key by logging into iThenticate through the browser. You will then share this API key and the URL of your iThenticate v2 account with your MTS.

Step One: Decide how many API scopes and API keys you need

Within iThenticate, you can set up different API Scopes, and within that, different API keys. Most members will just need one API Scope and one API key. However, some members may need more than one.

  • If you need to integrate with more than one Manuscript Tracking System (MTS), you will need a different API Scope for each MTS.
  • If you publish on behalf of societies or work with other organizations who want to keep their activities separate, and they wish to keep their activities entirely separate from one another, you will need a different API Scope and API key for each society.
  • If at some point in the future, you need to change your API key for an existing MTS integration, you must generate a new API key under the same scope that you originally used for this integration.

Step Two: Create your API Scope and API key(s)

Click on “Integrations” in the menu.

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This will bring you to the Integrations section. Click on the “Generate API Scope” key.

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You will then give your API Scope a name.

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For example, this may be the name of a particular MTS, or of a particular society.

Under your new API Scope, you can then set up your first API key.

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Once you add the key name, you will be able to click on the “Create and view” button. The system will then generate your key.

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Step three: Add your API key into the configuration panel for your Manuscript Tracking System (MTS)

In order to integrate your new iThenticate v2 account and your Manuscript Tracking system(s) will require from you:

At least one API key and a unique URL containing your Crossref membership number using the following format: https://crossref-xxx.turnitin.com For example, if your Crossref Membership number is 1234, your URL will be: https://crossref-1234.turnitin.com If you are not sure what your Crossref Membership number is, let us know support@crossref.org

ScholarOne - available now If you are upgrading from iThenticate v1 to iThenticate v2 - email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to s1help@clarivate.com. Please put “Product Management” in the subject line of your email. If you are a new subscriber to Similarity Check and you haven’t used iThenticate before, you can just enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in ScholarOne.

eJournal Press - available now Email your API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL to support@ejpress.com.

Editorial Manager - available soon Enter your iThenticate API key(s) and your iThenticate v2 account URL into the iThenticate configuration page in Editorial Manager.

Page owner: Kathleen Luschek   |   Last updated 2022-July-18