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.
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.
Verification that the authors have presented sufficient information for others to reproduce the experiments in a manuscript.
Review of the statistics in a manuscript to ensure that conclusions are based on appropriate analysis.
Evaluation of figures and images using our proprietary aoftware and experienced staff to detect image manipulation and duplication.
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.