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Publish with peace of mind

Automated image proofing for scientific publications, trusted by the world’s top researchers, publishers, and research institutes

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Ensure the highest standards of quality and image integrity in your publications

Auto detection of:
rotation, scaling, flipping, cropping, full overlap, partial overlap, cloning, and all of these issues combined

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Why Choose Proofig?

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Save Time

Save valuable time by analyzing entire papers in minutes

Reduce human errors

Perform accurate analysis of manuscripts and reduce human errors

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Ensure the highest standards of quality

Ensure the highest standards of quality andimage integrity

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Enjoy guaranteed confidentiality

Check papers with guaranteed confidentiality

Multiple image sources

Proofig can auto detect multiple image sources:

Western blot bands, microscopies (confocal, light, and electron), FACS, plates, mice, in-vitro and in-vivo images, and more.

The scientific community can use the technology to proactively check images at any stage of the writing or publishing process.

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Protect your scientific reputation 

With over 2.5 million scientific manuscripts published each year (1), over 35,000 articles (from 2009 to 2016) are at risk of retraction after publication due to image duplication, image manipulation, or visual plagiarism (2).

In fact, the percentage of manuscripts flagged up for image-related problems ranges from 20 to 35 percent (3). This means there are hundreds of thousands of papers published with image issues in a year! Each mistake can have harmful results for all parties involved, even if it will be subject to post-publication correction. 

 

The damage caused by a post-publication retraction — including investigations and legal costs — is estimated at over $1 million per article (4)!

(1) The STM Report, Fourth Edition March 2015.
(2) Bik EM, et all., Analysis and correction of inappropriate image duplication: the Molecular and Cellular Biology Experience. Mol Cell Bio. 2018; 38 (20).

(3) Jana Christopher (Image Data Integrity Analyst bei FEBS Press):  https://ukrio.org/research-integrity-resources/expert-interviews/jana-christopher-image-integrity-analyst/ 
(4) Arthur M. Michalek et al., The Costs and Underappreciated Consequences of Research Misconduct: A Case Study, PLoS Med. 2010; 7(8)

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Proofig analyses papers in minutes

Checking images manually is time-consuming and not accurate enough. Proofig’s SaaS platform allows customers to easily upload documents for analysis and issue detection, checking a paper and providing a full report in minutes.

Anyone in research, such as authors, editors, publishers, and members of grant and ethics committees, can use the system for automated review processes, completing image integrity checks rapidly and efficiently.

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The benefits of image integrity software

Automating the image review process enables users to check images prior to peer review and publication. This ensures that all research is credible and protects the reputations of all parties involved.

Proactively checking image integrity also reduces the risk of costly investigations and retractions after publication. Investing in Proofig enables the scientific community to save millions that it can then invest in further research.

The Three Stages of Proofig

YOU

Upload your PDF

file to Proofig’s

private and secured servers

Review to ensure all
relevant

sub-images are selected

Review suspected issues

and

generate a report

Review

Subimages

2

Review

Suspected Issues

3

Upload

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Proofig uses AI to automatically select all relevant subimages

It uses deep technology to compare

all sub-images to all other sub-images

 and warn of suspected issues.

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Proofig is trusted by leading publishers, research institutes, and researchers

Proofig is a technology platform developed by scientists, for scientists. We understand the immense amount of work that goes into each research paper, as well as the irreparable damage to that work and to publications’ reputations from costly human errors and inadequate editorial review processes.

Proofig's Partners

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"Significant damage is caused by image duplication even when they are innocent mistakes. Therefore, I'm happy to provide my department with the peace of mind that comes with knowing our manuscripts' images have been properly verified pre-publication using Proofig, and only manuscripts with no mistakes will follow for publication".

Professor Ofer Mandelboim

Head of the Department of Immunology and Cancer Research

Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Israel

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Hear what renowned editors and scientists are saying about Proofig:

Proofig achievements

25%

Average manuscripts with findings

27,000

Customers have scanned Manuscripts

875,000

Scanned pages

1,800,000

Processed Subimages

99.4%

Image detection precision

96.8%

Text detection precision

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