Once the analysis is complete, you will see the similarity score.
This percentage represents the rate of similarity between the text of the document and one or more external sources, including citations that may already be referenced in the document.
The user ignores correctly referenced sources. The similarity rate then becomes a plagiarism rate.
Depending on the result obtained, this gauge is displayed with the following default colour code:
Green: between 0 and 10% of detected similarities
Orange: between 10 and 25% of detected similarities
Red: more than 25% of detected similarities
The acceptable similarity threshold is defined by the institution according to the assignment being assessed, the subject being taught or the integrity policy in place.
As part of using Magister, these thresholds can be changed in your folders' settings.