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Proofig AI:
Publish with peace of mind

AI-powered automated image proofing for scientific publications, trusted by the world’s top researchers, publishers, and research institute

Comparison of six microscopy samples revealing an instance of plagiarism. One of the images has been altered through cropping and scaling, indicating a case of academic dishonesty. This visual evidence highlights the need for integrity in scientific research and emphasizes the importance of originality and accurate representation of data in scholarly endeavors.

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

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

Comparison of four microscopy samples revealing an instance of image manipulation. One of the images has been flipped horizontally, indicating a potential case of alteration. This visual evidence underscores the importance of maintaining data integrity and ensuring authenticity in scientific research. Detecting and addressing such manipulations is crucial for upholding the standards of academic honesty and accurate representation of findings.
Comparison of four microscopy samples highlighting an instance of image manipulation. One of the images has undergone alterations through cropping and rotation, indicating a potential case of manipulation. This visual evidence raises concerns regarding the integrity of the depicted data and emphasizes the significance of maintaining accuracy in scientific research. Detecting and addressing such manipulations is crucial for upholding the principles of academic integrity and ensuring reliable representation of experimental findings.
Comparison of four microscopy samples revealing an instance of image manipulation. One of the images has been flipped horizontally, indicating a potential case of alteration. This visual evidence underscores the importance of maintaining data integrity and ensuring authenticity in scientific research. Detecting and addressing such manipulations is crucial for upholding the standards of academic honesty and accurate representation of findings.
Comparison of four Western blot images revealing an instance of image manipulation. One of the bands has been rotated, indicating a potential case of alteration. This visual evidence raises concerns regarding the integrity of the depicted protein expression data and emphasizes the importance of maintaining accuracy in scientific research. Detecting and addressing such manipulations is crucial for upholding the principles of academic integrity and ensuring reliable representation of experimental findings in Western blot analysis.

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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 and image integrity with Proofig AI

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Enjoy guaranteed confidentiality

Check papers with guaranteed confidentiality

Proofig is the only Solution that:

  • Offers an all-in-one inspection tool powered by AI.

  • Detects issues with FACS images.

  • Is adopted by leading universities and publishers.

  • Provides a dedicated team available for training and support.

Multiple image sources

Proofig AI 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. Proofig stands unique as the only tool that detects issues with FACS images.

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

An image showcasing a diverse range of biology specimens and techniques. This comprehensive display includes microscopy samples, Western blot bands, FACS (Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting) analysis, a Petri dish culture, as well as both light and electron microscopy images. This visual collage represents various facets of biological research, encompassing cellular imaging, protein analysis, cell sorting, and cultivation techniques. The image offers a glimpse into the multifaceted nature of biological studies and the use of different methodologies to investigate living organisms and their intricate structures.
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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 image 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) : Expert-interviews, UKRIO.
(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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A comparison of six microscopy images revealing instances of image manipulation through cropping and scaling. These alterations involve the deliberate modification of the image's content and dimensions. Such manipulations raise concerns about the integrity of the depicted data and underscore the importance of maintaining accuracy in scientific research. Detecting and addressing these alterations is crucial for upholding the principles of academic integrity and ensuring reliable representation of experimental findings. This visual evidence highlights the need for meticulous analysis and quality control in microscopy studies to safeguard the authenticity and fidelity of the observed phenomena.

Proofig analyses papers in minutes

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

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

A collection of four microscopy images displaying a fascinating discovery of 180-degree image rotation. Each image showcases microscopic specimens with a distinct feature—a complete reversal of their orientation. This unexpected phenomenon raises questions about the underlying causes and potential implications of such rotations. These visual findings emphasize the importance of meticulous analysis and quality control in microscopy experiments, ensuring accurate interpretation and faithful representation of the observed samples
A collection of four microscopy images displaying a fascinating discovery of 180-degree image rotation. Each image showcases microscopic specimens with a distinct feature—a complete reversal of their orientation. This unexpected phenomenon raises questions about the underlying causes and potential implications of such rotations. These visual findings emphasize the importance of meticulous analysis and quality control in microscopy experiments, ensuring accurate interpretation and faithful representation of the observed samples

The benefits of image integrity AI 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

1

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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"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

52,000

Scanned Manuscripts

1,750,000

Scanned pages

3,600,000

Processed Subimages

99.4%

Image detection precision

96.8%

Text detection precision

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