Proofig for Publishers

The benefits of automated image integrity detection software for scientific publishing 

What kind of image integrity software does Proofig offer?

We’ve developed a cutting-edge AI solution for automatic identification of scientific image issues pre and post publication. Proofig can detect full duplications (include scaling or rotating), partial duplication or overlapping, alongside flipped images, rotations, cloning – and any of these issues combined, as well as “paper mill” derived fraudulent manuscript images.

How does Proofig benefit publishers?

Proofig provides you with a game changing solution for ensuring each image in each of thousands of manuscripts is reliable pre-publication.


With Proofig, Publishers can:

  • Analyse a large number of images within minutes

  • More easily identify fraudulent paper mill derived manuscripts

  • Automate screening of articles for image duplication/manipulation

  • Reduce of human image identification errors 

  • Protect the journal's reputation and impact factor

  • Significantly reduce time and costs associated with image proofing

All manuscripts and reports are kept confidential.

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An example of an image duplication

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How does Proofig work?

Proofig extracts images from papers and compares each image to itself and then to the rest of the images to detect duplications or other anomalies. It also compares each flipped image with the other images in the uploaded files.

Check each manuscript, confidentially and automatically, in 3 simple steps:

  1. Upload the PDF manuscript and submit it for sub-image detection. The system leverages AI to analyse the manuscript and mark all sub-images within the figures.

  2. Review the detected sub-images and validate results, then submit the manuscript for integrity detection.

  3. Review the suspected issues Proofig has flagged for you and add only relevant findings to the final report. The system processes your selections within minutes and you’ve got the full report, which can be printed (PDF) or seen as is, within the system. The report includes both a page view of the suspected issue as well as a detailed view of each issue you confirmed.

Who uses Proofig already?

Proofig’s clients include integrity position holders from top universities and prominent international publishers, such as AACR | RSC | JCI | SAGE Publishing, as well as PIs and senior researchers in life sciences.


Proofig has been quoted in Nature and COPE as a leader in the field of image integrity.

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Where can I find out more?

Contact us to schedule a short introductory session.

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