Cati Mayer


About Cati Mayer

Cati is a communications manager and passionate writer. She grew up in Germany, finished her studies in communications and media studies, journalism and public relations in the United States and is now an advocate for human rights, particularly education. She has been involved with multiple Silicon Valley startups.


Desperate Student
Where do essay mills come from? Academic Fraud has not just emerged as an issue of the digital age. The concept of essay mills (also called term paper mills) and ghostwriters has been around since the nineteenth century. Student organizations such as fraternities stored academic work in “file banks” and… Read More »

Essay Mills and Their Impact on Education


What is Open Access? Open Access allows universal and free accessibility of all kinds of published information on the web. The concept was first introduced by the Budapest Open Access Initiative in February 2002. The initiative defined the concept of open access as follows: “The literature that should be freely… Read More »

Open Access Fosters Education and Global Collaboration




Mohamed is PlagScan’s newest addition to the software development team. He just moved from Egypt to Germany and is looking forward to a bright future with the company. He graduated in computer science in 2011 and worked in e-marketing and SEO. Due to the growing trends in programming in Egypt,… Read More »

PlagScan Heralds the Start of 2017 With Another Hire in ...






Dear PlagScan Users, Our PlagScan headquarter has moved to a bigger office space on Nov. 1! We are still located in Cologne, Germany, now under this address: PlagScan GmbH Grüner Weg 8-10 50825 Köln What does our move mean for you? Our team is constantly expanding, which is great for… Read More »

We Have Moved!




Federal Ministry of Education in Vienna, Austria “We have been using PlagScan successfully at more than 300 higher education secondary schools (Gymnasium) since 2015 to examine academic work of students.” – Anna Lasselsberger   Why do we use a plagiarism software? Our goal is to prepare students properly for the… Read More »

300 Secondary Schools in Austria Use PlagScan – Read Why


We usually hear the word plagiarism in relation to academic work. Students learn about plagiarism in reading and writing classes. But also in journalism, plagiarism is a significant topic. Journalism students learn about the Code of Ethics, established by the SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), which gives clear guidelines on… Read More »

Why is Plagiarism Tempting to Journalists?