Editorial Checks & Badges

We offer a growing suite of independent editorial checks performed by PhD-level staff. Manuscripts that pass these checks receive a badge, clearly demonstrating to authors, reviewers, and readers which aspects of a manuscript have been assessed. Building off the processes and reports we developed for Rubriq, each badge is designed to address an aspect of research manuscripts that is critical for ensuring the integrity and utility of the scholarly record.

Review Ready Precheck

Detailed editorial checks for aspects of basic integrity of a submitted manuscript, including author identity, ethics statements, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, image issues, and more.

Reproducibility Check

Verification that the authors have presented sufficient information for others to reproduce the experiments in a manuscript.

Statistical Check

Review of the statistics in a manuscript to ensure that conclusions are based on appropriate analysis.

Image Integrity Check

Evaluation of figures and images using our proprietary software and experienced staff to detect image manipulation and duplication.

Presentation Check

A detailed asssessment of how results are presented in a manuscript, including clarity and quality of text and figures throughout.

Research Quality Evaluation

Peer review of four basic research elements of a manuscript to determine suitability for publication.

Data Availability Check

Certification that the data underlying a manuscript are publically available in a standardized format.

In trials with BMC, Springer Nature, and Wiley, our editorial checks have identified:

Over 1000 issues with author information
Over 100 manuscripts with evidence of improper image manipulation
Over 650 manuscripts showing significant text overlap with prior publications
Over 1000 manuscripts with missing ethics statements or clinical trial information

Contact us about Editorial Badges and partnership opportunities.