Proofig for Authors and Researchers
The benefits of automated image integrity detection software for scientific writing
What is Proofig?
Proofig is an automated software we've developed that uses cutting-edge AI and computer vision for automatic identification of scientific image issues pre- 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 mills.
How does Proofig benefit researchers?
Proofig was created by researchers – for researchers.
Out of a deep understanding of the need for accuracy in
scientific publication and a great motivation to support you in bringing your best work into the world, Proofig’s software provides:
Accurate analysis of manuscripts, reducing human error
Automatic analysis of a large number of images in a manuscript, providing reports in minutes
Significant time and effort reduction through minimization of post-publication critique risk
All results are fully confidential – the system operates on a private, secure server
An example of an image duplication
How does it 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 your manuscript, confidentially and automatically, in 3 simple steps:
Upload your PDF manuscript and submit it for sub-image detection. The system leverages AI to analyse your manuscript and mark all sub-images within the figures.
Review the detected sub-images and validate results, then submit the manuscript for integrity detection.
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.
The 3 Stages Of Proofig
Upload your PDF
file to Proofig’s
private and secured servers.
Review to ensure all
subimages are selected.
Review suspected issues
generate a report
Using AI to automatically select all relevant subimages.
Using deep technology to compare
all subimages to all other subimages
and warn of suspected issues.
Who uses Proofig?
Proofig’s clients include PIs and senior researchers in life sciences, as well as integrity role holders from top universities and prominent international publishers, such as AACR | RSC | JCI | SAGE Publishing.
Proofig has been quoted in Nature and COPE as a leader in the field of image integrity.