I can’t see my Similarity Report

If your similarity report is not available, it is either because:

Not enabled for you to see

The assignment may have been set up to either not show the similarity report to you or not to generate a report. Check the assignment information or ask your lecturer if you think you should be able to see a similarity report.

Re-submitted work – Wait 24 hours to see similarity report

The Similarity Report for an assignment is usually produced within a few minutes the first time you submit. After this, when you re-submit your work to the same assignment, it will overwrite your previous submission and take 24 hours to reproduce a revised similarity report.

If you have re-submitted your work, it will take 24 hours (from the time you submitted) before you can see the new report. This delay is automatic and allows re-submissions to generate correctly without matching to your previously submitted work.

If you want to see a revised similarity report and have time to act on anything it shows, make sure you re-submit your work at least 24 hours before the assignment deadline.

Reasons for delayed generation of similarity reports

Similarity reports in Turnitin are usually generated within a 10-15 minutes when you make your first submission to an assignment point (but there are exceptions).

  • Where re-submissions are allowed to the same assignment point it will take a full 24 hours for the generation of a revised report to be displayed (as described above).
  • The length of the paper. Long papers (e.g. several hundred pages) can take up to 24 hours to generate.
  • Busy periods on Turnitin. If lots of papers are being submitted to the system, the generation of the reports can take up to 24 hours.

If you have waited a full 24 hours and you still see the Pending message. Please contact your Support Centre who may need to check on the status of your submission.