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. Each badge is designed to address an aspect of research manuscripts that is critical for ensuring the integrity and utility of the scholarly record.

Integrity 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.

FigCheck

Evaluation of figures and images using our proprietary aoftware 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.

Sound Science Check

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 BioMedCentral, 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

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