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Elsevier to contribute millions of articles to CrossCheck

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Elsevier is implementing CrossCheck to help combat plagiarism. The company has invested in CrossCheck to develop, pilot and implement a single database of published articles enabling publishers to easily verify the originality of submitted and published work.

Elsevier is now integrating CrossCheck into its editorial workflows as part of its efforts to support the peer-review process and assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics. Elsevier will contribute nearly nine million journal articles to the CrossCheck database, which is launching with a commitment of over 20 million journal articles from publishers.

CrossCheck, developed by iParadigms and CrossRef, was piloted for six months pilot with eight leading publishers.

‘By creating a pooled database of articles from multiple publishers and tested tools, we can provide assistance to the scholarly community on an unprecedented scale,’ commented Martin Tanke, Elsevier’s managing director of S&T Journal Publishing. ‘CrossRef has taken the principles of publisher collaboration far beyond reference linking. CrossCheck, combined with our recently launched Publishing Ethics Resource Kit and full journal membership in COPE (Committee on Publishing Ethics) further reinforce our commitment.’

John Barrie president and CEO of iParadigms, LLC added: ‘Our customers, especially academic ones, have been asking for more medical and science content for checking the originality of work destined for publication. Elsevier’s adoption of CrossCheck powered by iThenticate lets us leverage their vast, industry-leading content to significantly enhance the effectiveness of our originality checking services. Likewise, Elsevier will leverage the CrossCheck and iParadigms database which makes for a powerful alliance and one that is extremely beneficial to our network of institutional subscribers.’