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Weekly News Digest

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The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Adopts Plagiarism Detection Tool

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters ( announced that it will be incorporating the iThenticate checking tool into its submission and peer-review process in Manuscript Central’s online workflow system. Manuscript Central is a web-based, database-driven peer-review and online submission program for scholarly publishers. The program automates manuscript submission to journals for easy administration, editing, and review so customers can focus on the content instead of the process. Policies and guidelines will also be developed.

CrossRef recently signed an agreement with iParadigms, LLC to launch the CrossCheck service to help verify the originality of scholarly content. After the success of CrossRef’s recent pilot of CrossCheck, the service will be scheduled to go live in June via Manuscript Central, with more than 200 societies and publishers, 2,400 books and journals, 70,000 monthly submissions, and 5 million registered users.

Manuscript Central’s integration with the iThenticate tool will allow CrossCheck member journals and publishers to send submissions to the iThenticate service at any point in the peer-review or acceptance workflow. The status indicators and the comparison results will help investigate questionable documents earlier in the peer-review process that ultimately could save time and resources in the workflow.

Source: Thomson Reuters

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