Automated software enables users to ensure the highest standards of quality and image integrity in scientific publications

Proofig uses artificial intelligence, computer vision and image processing to review image integrity in scientific publications.

 

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 from image integrity issues

With over 2.5 million scientific manuscripts published each year (1), it's not surprising that thousands of manuscripts are disqualified and ~35,000 articles (from 2009 to 2016) are at risk of retraction post-publication due to image duplication, image manipulation, or visual plagiarism (2).

 

The damage caused by a post-publication retraction - including investigations and legal costs - is estimated at over $1 million per single article (3)!

(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) Arthur M. Michalek et al., The Costs and Underappreciated Consequences of Research Misconduct: A Case Study, PLoS Med. 2010; 7(8)

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 issuing a full report in minutes.

 

Anyone in research, such as authors, editors, publishers, grant holders, 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

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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 they can then invest in further research.

The 3 Stages Of Proofig

YOU

Upload your PDF

file to Proofig’s

private and secured servers.

Review to ensure all
relevant

subimages are selected.

Review suspected issues

and

generate a report

Review

Subimages

2

Review

Suspected Issues

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3

Upload

1

Using AI to automatically select all relevant subimages.

Using deep technology to compare

all subimages to all other subimages

 and warn of suspected issues.

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.

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Hear what renowned editors & scientists are saying about Proofig

"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".

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Professor Ofer Mandelboim

Head of the Department of Immunology and Cancer Research

Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Israel