Scribbr, also a provider of plagiarism-detection software, exclusively targets students. Indeed, the company recommends that students check for plagiarism in their written work before each submission. The main argument put forward on its website:

"Universities always run anti-plagiarism software on your work (papers, theses, etc.)."

This is why Compilatio aims its service offering towards the two target groups implicated in the prevention and detection of duplicate content: students and teachers.
By offering tools adapted to these two audiences, Compilatio presents the fight against plagiarism as a joint approach where everyone has their area of responsibility.
Compilatio thus promotes academic integrity with a positive, educational approach.


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Prevent plagiarism with Compilatio: Raise awareness, Guide, Evaluate.

  • Compilatio's MAGISTER helps teachers leverage an educational approach to prevent plagiarism: similarity-detection software and resources to inform and train classes.
  • Compilatio's STUDIUM helps students to learn proper habits regarding citations and references in order to boost their writing's authenticity and originality: software for detecting similarities online and a toolbox with various tips and tools.

Compilatio: the leader in plagiarism prevention among French-speaking educational institutions

Compilatio is now widely used in the French-speaking world of education, including throughout universities, public and private schools and specialised institutions.


Compilatio's Magister: "French universities' most used software"

Scribbr also made this observation:

"Many French universities use Compilatio's anti-plagiarism software. It allows you to detect plagiarism in your academic work, especially in your papers, theses and internship reports."
Scribbr article "Compilatio: the anti-plagiarism software for universities", accessed 20/07/2021

Scribbr is indeed correct: today, Compilatio software and educational resources have been implemented by 95% of universities in France. Most of these universities advertise their adoption of Compilatio as concrete proof of their seriousness and quality. These institutions' ultimate goal is education with integrity through active awareness-raising.


👉 The University of Aix-Marseille has posted its "Charter on combating plagiarism", which includes:

"In order to safeguard the value of diplomas granted to its students, to ensure the originality of educational and scientific publications written by its teaching staff and researchers, and to protect authors' intellectual property rights, the University of Aix-Marseille is committed to combating plagiarism."

"The University of Aix-Marseille is committed to respecting intellectual property rights and reserves the right to search for attempted plagiarism, including through the use of software"


👉 Meanwhile, the University of Bordeaux created the video game Subpœna to raise awareness about plagiarism in a fun way (in collaboration with other universities).


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Compilatio's Magister: present in other French-speaking countries

👉 To round out Scribbr's comments, note that French universities are not the only ones to have adopted Compilatio's educational approach for plagiarism prevention. A large portion of the French-speaking university network has joined Compilatio's partners, such as:

- The University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, which interviewed its students regarding the question "What is plagiarism to you?".
- The Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), in Belgium, which has clear communication on its website, for students and teaching staff.
- The University of Quebec at Chimoutimi (UQAC), in Canada, with "A strategy to counter plagiarism".


👉 It is in fact the entirety of higher education (not just universities!) that has joined this fight against plagiarism. Since, as Scribbr has aptly stated:

"With the internet, plagiarism by 'copying/pasting' has spread exponentially."
Scribbr article "French universities using anti-plagiarism software and an acceptable plagiarism rate", accessed 20/07/2021


Compilatio's Magister: resources that are highly appreciated by universities, but not only!

In addition to French-speaking universities' widespread adoption of Compilatio, many other higher-education institutions have adopted an educational use of Compilatio's Magister detection software: nursing training institutes, paramedical, art, architecture, public affairs, civil service, army and engineering schools, training organisations, management and business schools, political science institutes, etc. We have selected three examples.


👉 The ESAIP group, School of Engineering

"Since the start of the 2016-2017 school year, ESAIP has initiated an active and voluntary policy to combat plagiarism through implementation of software for detecting similarities (COMPILATIO) for all project and internship reports."
ESAIP article "Plagiarism is no game", accessed 20/07/2021


👉 ENAP, National School of Prison Administration

Our choice landed on Compilatio […] firstly because it is a French-speaking software company and secondly because of their strong approach to usability: guiding the institution, raising awareness about plagiarism, teacher-oriented and student-oriented tools, educating all stakeholders, differentiating errors, etc.
Compilatio article "Compilatio at the REFAD 2018 conference in partnership with ENAP"


👉 Galileo High School

"Galileo High School has adopted anti-plagiarism software. [...] This tool helps students improve their work by involving them directly in the anti-plagiarism process." article "Galileo High School adopts anti-plagiarism software"accessed 20/07/2021


In light of this reality, there is no doubt: most academic work now gets processed through Compilatio Magister duplicate-content-detection software.
Here is what Scribbr concluded in their article "French universities using anti-plagiarism software and an acceptable plagiarism rate" (accessed 20/07/2021), where students are notified:

"Does my university use plagiarism-detection software to detect copying/pasting? What is the acceptable rate of plagiarism? Most students have at some point asked themselves these questions before submitting their thesis or paper. The answer to the first question is pretty clear: yes, it is very likely!"


As a student, it is therefore in your interest to check your work, and follow citation rules so that you aren't accused of plagiarism or accidentally land in disciplinary trouble! And to do this, you can use Compilatio's Studium.


Why choose Compilatio Studium over another anti-plagiarism tool?

To check your work, there are several student software solutions available: Scribbr, Feedback Studio, Quetext, Write Check, Plagiarisma, BibMe, Plagscan, Grammarly, Plag… and Compilatio Studium.
Here are 6 reasons to choose Compilatio's Studium!


Compilatio's Studium, tested and approved

Compilatio offers excellent detection of similarities in student work. Scribbr recognises that Compilatio Studium software keeps all of these promises:

"Compilatio's Studium anti-plagiarism software is of high quality"

"The detected sources are precise and divided into three categories: 'matching similarities', 'suspected similarities' and 'accidental similarities'"

"The algorithm finds the correct source for the plagiarised text. Unlike other software, it did not report any false positives."

Scribbr article "The best anti-plagiarism software: a comparison of 10 plagiarism detectors", accessed 20/07/2021


Compilatio's Studium, known and endorsed by your teachers

As we've said, nearly all teachers have access to the Magister version of Compilatio to check academic writing. Teachers are therefore familiar with Compilatio and trust it. They'll therefore appreciate if you indicate, at the end of your assignment, that your work has been verified by The Studium version of Compilatio.

Scribbr says:
"This is the software that your teachers automatically apply to all assignments submitted online, including papers, theses and internship reports."
Scribbr article "Compilatio: the anti-plagiarism software for universities", accessed 20/07/2021


In addition, all Compilatio partner institutions have the option of setting up a Compilatio Studium sponsorship to offer their students a set number of pages of analysis for free. Find out if you have free access through your institution. For example, this is the case at ESSEC Business School:

"Students can take advantage of Compilatio's Studium software. [...] This offer allows students to run an anti-plagiarism filter for free [...]."
ESSEC article "Checking for plagiarism",accessed 20/07/2021


Compilatio's Studium promotes learning citation methods

In its comparison, Scribbr criticised the fact that with Compilatio's Studium...

"You cannot see which parts of the text contain plagiarism"
"The report is limited to a percentage of plagiarism and a list of sources. You do not have a way to view where the plagiarism is located."
Scribbr article "The best anti-plagiarism software: a comparison of 10 plagiarism detectors", accessed 20/07/2021

Since October 2021, this is no longer the case. The new version, Compilatio Studium v5, allows students to identify the location of sources found directly in their documents. This is done by means of a general visual diagram and a note in the margin next to the detected similar text. As a student, this saves you time by quickly identifying areas for citation improvement.


Compilatio's Studium more than just software for detecting similarities

By creating a Compilatio Studium account, you get access to the Compilatio Studium Toolbox.  Compilatio provides you its plagiarism expertise by giving you, for instance, tips to: build an effective bibliography, respect citation standards, test your level of knowledge, write and present your research-based work, etc.
With Compilatio, you can also easily stay informed about student news by subscribing to the Newsletter when creating a Compilatio Studium account and by following Compilatio on social media: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.

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Compilatio's Studium, an accessible offer adapted to your needs

According to the Scribbr article "Comparison of 10 plagiarism detectors", Compilatio is one of the only providers to offer a tool for students at a price below 4 euros. Indeed, Compilatio's first Studium subscription costs €3.99. It allows you to analyse plagiarism in a 7500-word document.
So it doesn't cost you much to try out Compilatio Studium to check a presentation, essay, homework assignment, summary report, or paper before turning it in!

Compilatio's Studium upholds integrity and protects copyright

There is no link between Compilatio's Studium and Compilatio's Magister. When you analyse your document in Compilatio's Studium, your teachers cannot access your assignment or your analysis. When this same assignment is scanned in Compilatio's Magister, the teachers' software will not find a duplicate from the students' software: the databases are separate.
Again, what Scribbr describes as a major drawback in its review ("[Compilatio] does not have access to a database with student papers and theses"), Compilatio considers a matter of integrity: Compilatio protects the confidentiality of your data and the anonymity of your work.

Another factor you should consider: does your work remain confidential with Scribbr? This is an area of concern that you should keep in mind when you submit your work on an online platform.
Indeed, some plagiarism-detection software systems (mostly free solutions) resell university research and assignments to other students, journalists and researchers and thus violate copyright.

For all these reasons, Compilatio suggests you try out Compilatio's Studium now, to form your own opinion and be an honest, authentic student.

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Another thing you'll learn with Compilatio during your research is to verify the origin of your sources. You can apply your critical judgement and assess the reliability of the authors/writers.
In conclusion, beware of biased comparisons and form your own opinion!


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