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Anti-Plagiarism for the Education Sector Market Size, Share & Covid-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Text Mining, and Integrated Customization Service), By Application (Students, and Teachers), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027

Last Updated: April 08, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI104552



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The global anti-plagiarism for the education sector market size was USD 723.7 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 2,029.4 million in 2027, at a CAGR of 13.8% during 2020-2027. The rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.

The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with anti-plagiarism for the education sector witnessing a negative impact on demand across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market will exhibit a lower growth of 13.2% in 2020 compared to the average year-on-year growth during 2016-2019.

Anti-plagiarism software navigates through an uploaded document and offers an aggregate percentage of text similarities with other databases. The demand for this software for the education sector shows exponential growth due to the increase in online education platforms and improved technology-based study patterns. Also, learning management software providers such as Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, and Schoology, among others, are integrating anti-plagiarism software with their learning management platforms. This is likely to boost the demand for such software in the education sector. Similarly, Germany, the US, the UK, India, and countries in the GCC are implementing stringent rules and regulations for anti-plagiarism for higher education universities and institutions.

COVID-19 Impact

Growing Digital Submission amid COVID-19 Crisis to Fuel Software Demand in the Education Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has stimulated the need for innovation in the education industry. The pandemic has created opportunities for new technologies such as content checking tools, virtual classrooms, and communication software to provide convenient learning solutions. Schools and universities have adopted these solutions to help teachers and students effectively interact in a manner similar to the conventional classroom experience. The pandemic has exponentially boosted the adoption of remote learning solutions. However, making a transition to remote learning can be difficult in unprecedented times, such as the current pandemic.

Colleges and universities have adopted anti-plagiarism software to carry out assessments and check the uniqueness of the submitted work. Similarly, postgraduate students and research fellows are using the software to publish their reports digitally. For instance, in December 2020, Illuminate Education partnered with Turnitin to leverage its assessment tools and resources for enabling remote working of teachers and students. Also, the companies aim to increase awareness among the students for academic authenticity and integrity and to develop original thinking skills during the present crisis. Thus, the growing adoption of digital platforms during the pandemic is expected to fuel the growth of the market.


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Increasing Demand for Anti-Plagiarism Software among Publishers and Research Students to Boost Market Growth

With the increasing availability of online data and digital libraries, the traditional way of publication has changed. Growing awareness about plagiarism is boosting the demand for anti-plagiarism software from publishers and researchers. Publishers and publication companies are largely using anti-plagiarism software to check the originality of the content they are publishing. In order to check the authenticity of a document, articles and publications are compared with web pages stored in databases, including journals and books.

Similarly, several research institutions, research scholars, and post-graduate students run their theses on anti-plagiarism software before finalizing and printing the document. This helps them to provide original content so that their research papers are accepted and published in less time. Thus, the adoption of anti-plagiarism software among publishers and research students will have a tremendous impact on the market.


Rising Adoption of Anti-Plagiarism Software to Promote Academic Honesty to Fuel Growth

Educational institutions are witnessing rapid changes driven by the evolving technological landscape of the education industry and its effects on students’ learning process. One of the core challenges that universities have to confront during this change is plagiarism to uphold the principle of intellectual integrity. Teachers and educational institutes are becoming increasingly proactive during the process of reviewing students’ papers for plagiarism issues. Universities have embraced anti-plagiarism services to deal with the increasing number of plagiarism incidents happening during assignments and exams. In recent years, many free and commercial software programs have been created to identify plagiarism from internet outlets. Universities and educational institutes are opting for anti-plagiarism software to compare documents and papers against a wide variety of databases, check for duplicate content, and cater to the rising demand for legal and authentic data.

  • For instance, in October 2019, the Indian Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) awarded a contract to Urkund, a technology solution provider headquartered in Sweden, to provide plagiarism tools for Indian universities. With these tools, universities will be able to automate plagiarism detection tasks and reduce teachers’ efforts.

With universities and academic institutions making a move towards automation, anti-plagiarism software is expected to play a vital role and encourage students to focus on the quality of their writings, as per the anti-plagiarism for the education sector market forecast.


Software Compatibility and Integrity Issues to Obstruct Market Growth

Despite the extraordinary benefits and uses of plagiarism detection systems, they, nonetheless, entail certain challenges. Universities and educational institutions, for instance, often find it difficult to integrate anti-plagiarism software into their existing infrastructure, such as learning management solutions (LMS), MS office, etc. Thus, the proper training of teachers and examiners is required to implement the software. Similarly, the software sometimes falsely reports the document as plagiarism positive in instances where long institution names or association names, quoted texts, common phrases, or even reference information are used. For instance, the World Conference on Research Integrity reported that in a study, 38 documents out of 449 were detected as plagiarized by the software. However, after deeper investigations, only 15 documents resulted in plagiarism. This is expected to hinder the growing profits of software providers.


By Type Analysis

Growing Digital Learning and Distant Learning to Boost Text Mining Demand

Based on type, the market is categorized into text mining and integrated customization service. The text mining segment is expected to lead the market owing to the ongoing online studies along with the increasing adoption of online learning platforms. This is expected to increase online assessments, which will increase the growth of the software market in education.

Similarly, the integrated customization service segment is anticipated to witness steady market growth in the coming years, backed by the rising demand for customized applications and added benefits. Furthermore, integrated customized services provide teachers with benefits such as word count, types of words, uniqueness, etc. Also, the integration of advanced technologies with anti-plagiarism software such as machine learning and artificial intelligence is expected to boost the market’s growth.

By Application Analysis

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Increasing Plagiarism Awareness among Teachers to Boost Software Demand

Based on application, the market is segmented into students and teachers. Application by teachers is projected to display a significant growth rate as teachers are the first users who are required to use anti-plagiarism software owing to the increasing copying cases by students. Hence, in the coming years, the market is expected to exhibit increasing adoption of anti-plagiarism software by teachers.

On the other hand, the student segment is expected to exhibit steady growth in the coming years owing to the increasing number of online assignment and project submission platforms. Students are expected to increase their use of anti-plagiarism software in order to reduce plagiarism in their content.


North America Anti-Plagiarism for the Education Sector Market Size, 2019 (USD Million)

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By region, the market has been analyzed across five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

North America is projected to hold the largest market share, owing to the early adoption of the anti-plagiarism software in the region. Being the market leader in the anti-plagiarism software, the US is expected to witness a speedily growing demand from the education sector for such software. Educational institutes in the region are increasing their investments to synchronize with the new online education trends. As a result, the anti-plagiarism software for the education sector market share is expected to gain substantial impetus across the region.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to have exponential growth with the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the growth in the education sector across China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, etc. With respect to the developing countries, increased government spending on the education sector is expected to enhance the market potential across the region. Further, governments in this region are implementing stringent rules and regulations for anti-plagiarism for higher educational universities and academic institutions. For instance, in 2018, the Government of India introduced UGC regulations to control plagiarism in higher education. This is increasing the demand for the software.

Similarly, the adoption of e-learning and distance education in Europe is likely to boost the demand for anti-plagiarism software and create several growth opportunities. Higher education providers and universities in countries such as the UK, Germany, and Spain are integrating anti-plagiarism software to control and check duplicate content formation. Also, the strong presence of various software providers in the region is also boosting market growth.

South America and the Middle East & Africa are expected to show steady growth during the forecast period. The growing importance of education and higher studies in countries such as Brazil and Argentina is driving the demand for anti-plagiarism solutions across colleges and universities in the region. Similarly, the less awareness regarding the concept of plagiarism in the students of these countries makes it essential for teachers and institutions to adopt such software and create awareness amongst all stakeholders.

In the Middle East & Africa, various software providers are investing in the market. For instance, in 2015, Turnitin launched Arabic anti-plagiarism software for educators and scholarly organizations. This is likely to boost the market growth in the region.


Copyleaks Technologies to Invest in Advanced Technologies to Develop Innovative Plagiarism Detection Solutions

Copyleaks Technologies is entering into strategic partnerships and collaborations to expand its business presence. Its company profile also covers advanced plagiarism detection solutions using technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. The other prominent key players in the market, such as Academicplagiarism, Turnitin, Inc., Grammarly, Inc., PlagScan, and others, are focusing on investment strategies to meet the needs of institutions and learners. These companies are making significant investments in advanced technologies to improve business efficiency. Such investments and R&D funding have enabled key players to expand their product portfolio across the globe and to improve gross margin profits.

October 2020 – Copyleaks Technologies Ltd. collaborated with Canvas LMS to offer advanced plagiarism detection using machine learning (ML) & artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for educational institutions, according to the company’s press release.

April 2018 – Copyleaks Technologies Ltd., an Israel-based academic plagiarism recognition startup company, raised around USD 1.1 million in seed funding. This funding was led by Connecticut Innovations (CI). The aim of the startup is to offer its AI-based anti-plagiarism checker tools for various educational institutions to track, monitor, and detect online plagiarized content.


  • PlagScan GmbH (Cologne, Germany)

  • PlagAware UG (Nuremburg, Germany)

  • Turnitin, LLC (California, United States)

  • PlagiarismDetection.org (United Kingdom)

  • Plagiat.pl (Warsaw, Poland)

  • UKU Group Ltd (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Copyleaks Technologies, LTD. (Connecticut, United States)

  • Grammarly Inc. (Connecticut, United States)

  • Academicplagiarism Inc. (New York, United States)

  • İntihal.Net (Turkey)

  • Dupli Checker (United Kingdom)

  • CheckForPlagiarism.net (United States)

  • PlagTracker (Texas, United States)

  • Prio Infocenter AB (Urkund) (Stockholm, Sweden)


  • December 2020 – Turnitin, in partnership with NewsGuard, announced free access to NewsGuard’s mobile app and browser extension. Through this platform, the companies are aiming to offer reliable sources for teachers and students to reduce plagiarism. The companies have provided the platform considering the challenges posed by COVID-19 for teachers, scholars, students, and institutions.

  • September 2020 – PlagScan and Urkund officially launched Ouriginal, an Edtech company formed with the union of PlagScan and Urkund. The new organization aims to enable users, such as educators, to assess the authenticity of any text. It also focuses on fulfilling the growing needs of the education industry.


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The anti-plagiarism software for the education sector market report highlights the leading regions across the world to offer a better understanding of the market to the user. Furthermore, the report provides insights into the latest global industry trends and analyzes technologies that are being deployed at a rapid pace at the global level. It further highlights and provides a detailed analysis of some of the growth-stimulating factors and restraints, helping the reader to gain in-depth knowledge about the market.




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  Type; Application; and Region

By Type

  • Text Mining

  • Integrated Customization Service

By Application

  • Students

  • Teachers

By Region

  • North America

    • The United States

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America

  • Europe

    • The U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • The UAE

    • Egypt

    • South Africa

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Asia Pacific

    • Japan

    • China

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is projected to reach USD 2,029.4 million by 2027.

The teachers segment is likely to lead the market during the forecast period.

The increasing adoption of anti-plagiarism software to promote academic honesty in institutions is the key factor driving market growth.

PlagScan GmbH, PlagAware UG, Turnitin, LLC, PlagiarismDetection.org, Plagiat.pl, UKU Group Ltd., and Copyleaks Technologies, LTD. are the top players in the market.

North America region is expected to hold the highest market share.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow with the highest CAGR.

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