The Crossref Curriculum

Account information

Manage your admin account using the Account Information tab. From here, you can make changes to your details in My Profile, set up URL filters and phrase exclusions across the whole account, and set up API access to connect your iThenticate account to your manuscript submission system.

Account information

Your admin account profile

The Account Information section shows important information about your iThenticate account, including your account name, account ID, and user ID. Please ignore the iThenticate account expiry date - we’re working with iThenticate to have this removed. The iThenticate account expiry date is set to 1 June 2022 by default. If you see a different date, this means that your organization has not transitioned to the new service agreement with Crossref. Please contact us to discuss.

My Profile

From Account Info, then My Profile, you can:

  • Update your profile: this form shows your current details. To make changes, enter your password in the Current Password field at the top of the form.
  • Change the name attributed to your account: enter the first and last name in the relevant fields. These fields are required, you cannot leave them blank.
  • Change your email address: enter your email into the email field. This email address is used to send you important account information, so please make sure it is valid. This field is required, you cannot leave it blank.
  • Add a photo to your account: click Choose File, and select the image file you want to upload.
  • Change your password: enter your current password in the Current Password field, enter your new password in the Change Password field, and enter it again in the Confirm Password field.
  • Click Update Profile to save your changes.

URL filters

This tab only appears if you are an account administrator.

Use URL filters to apply URL exclusion filters across your account. Any URLs that you add here will be ignored when the system checks your manuscript against the iThenticate database, and it will apply across your whole account. If you want to let individual users decide which URLs to exclude instead, they can do this themselves at folder level.

URL filters at the account level works in the same way as at the folder level. Learn more about exclusion settings when setting up a new folder, editing filters and exclusions in existing folders, filters and exclusions within the Similarity Report, and URL filters and phrase exclusions for account administrators.

Add a URL to be filtered, and click Add URL. Don’t forget to include / at the end of your URL. Click the X icon to the right of the URL to remove it.

URL filters

Phrase exclusions

This tab only appears if you are an account administrator.

Use Phrase Exclusions to apply phrase exclusion filters across your account. Any phrases that you add here will be ignored when the system checks your manuscript against the iThenticate database, and it will apply across your whole account. If you want to let individual users decide which phrases to exclude instead, they can do this themselves at folder level.

Phrase exclusions at the account level works in the same way as at the folder level. Learn more about exclusion settings when setting up a new folder, editing filters and exclusions in existing folders, filters and exclusions within the Similarity Report, and URL filters and phrase exclusions for account administrators.

Click Add a new phrase, enter the phrase you would like to exclude in the Phrase text field, and click Create. You can add another phrase, go Back to List, or go Back to Account.

Phrase exclusions

From the main Phrase Exclusions page, you can view, edit, or remove a phrase.

API access

This tab only appears if you are an account administrator.

If you want to connect your iThenticate account to your manuscript submission system, you can do this using the API. Once connected, you’ll be able to submit manuscripts for checking from within your manuscript submission system and see limited results. However, you’ll need to visit the iThenticate website to explore the results further.

You’ll need to contact iThenticate to set up access to the iThenticate API. Once your account has API access enabled, you’ll see the API Access IP addresses option under Account Info.

API access

Use the IP addresses field to specify the IP address ranges that are allowed access to your account. Talk to your manuscript submission system contact for details of what to include here.

Use the special address 0.0.0.0 to allow access from any IP address. Enter addresses individually, or in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) format, such as 192.68.2.0/24. Add multiple addresses by separating them with a space.

Learn more about the technical reference specification for the iThenticate API.

Last Updated: 2020 April 8 by Laura J. Wilkinson