The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters announced that Manuscript Central, a web-based peer review and online submission program, will incorporate the iThenticate checking tool into its submission and peer review process. CrossRef recently announced an agreement with iParadigms, LLC to launch the CrossCheck service to aid in verifying the originality of scholarly content. The service is scheduled to go live in June and will be offered via Manuscript Central.
The iThenticate tool will allow CrossCheck member journals and publishers to send submissions for comparison to the iThenticate service at any point in the peer review. Status indicators and a quick view of comparison results will enable journals investigate suspected documents much further back in the peer review process.
(www.scientific.thomson.com, www.crossref.org, www.thomsonreuters.com)