CrossCheck Tutorial

CrossCheck TutorialCrossCheck Tutorial (PPT, 13 MB): Provides information on the CrossCheck plagiarism detection services offered to all IEEE publication editors.

Topics covered include:

  • Using CrossCheck
  • Similarity Reports
  • Evaluating Reports

Enhanced Plagiarism Resolution Service

EnPReS TutorialEnhanced Plagiarism Resolution Service (EnPReS) (PPS, 3 MB): Provides information and guidance for IEEE publication editors and volunteers responsible for handling complaints of plagiarism involving material published in their publication.

Topics covered include:

  • Plagiarism
  • Comparing EnPReS and Core Services
  • A Look at EnPReS

eCF TutorialElectronic Copyright Form Tutorial: Provides a brief history and description of the IEEE Copyright Form.   

Topics covered include:

  • What is the eCF? 
  • The eCF is Born
  • Basic Legal Concepts
  • Basic System Requirements


Plagiarism (PPS, 964 KB): Clarifies what plagiarism is, how to avoid it when writing, and what to do upon discovering it in a submitted manuscript or published paper.    

Topics covered include:

  • Plagiarism definition
  • Degrees/levels of plagiarism
  • IEEE's response to plagiarism
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Reporting plagiarism

Copyright (PPS, 2 MB): Presents an overview of the history of copyrights and current copyright law.  

Topics covered include:

  • Copyright definition
  • History of copyright
  • What is/isn't copyrightable
  • International copyright treaties
  • US copyright laws, including DMCA and E-Sign
  • Fair use  

Authors' Rights

Author RightsAuthors' Rights (PPS, 6 MB): Explains how IEEE provides authors with valuable copyright protection while still allowing them to retain important rights to reuse and distribute their work.

Topics covered include:

  • Copyright Transfer
  • Self Archiving
  • Retained Rights


Trademark (PPS, 1 MB): Provides IEEE volunteers with helpful information about trademarks and explains how trademarks can benefit IEEE products and services.

Topics covered include:

  • Trademark definition
  • Trademark registration
  • Benefits and limitations of trademark registration
  • Proper use of TM and R symbols
  • Displaying trademarks  


Patents (PPS, 2 MB): Includes a history of patents, describes their characteristics, and offers useful advice to consider when applying for a patent.

Topics covered include:

  • Patent definition
  • History of patents
  • Types of patents
  • What can/can't be patented
  • Anatomy of a patent
  • Considerations before pursuing a patent


Permissions TutorialPermissions (PPS, 3 MB): Provides information and guidance for those who want to obtain rights to reuse copyrighted material.

Topics covered include:

  •  Value of Copyright
  •  Purpose of Permission
  •  How to Request Permission
  •  Retained Rights