Versita implements Crosscheck

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Versita, the open-access publisher owned by De Gruyter, is introducing Crosscheck Plagiarism Screening to all its third-party-owned journals. The move, it says, should assist learned societies with robust tools to assure the authenticity of the contents of deposited articles and promote procedures of modern evaluation among the academic society and university clients.

Crosscheck. an initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef, was established to help publishers prevent professional plagiarism and other forms of scholarly misconduct. With thousands of journals sharing published works with the iThenticate database, the CrossCheck service offers publishers a way to compare documents against the largest comparison database of scientific, technical and medical content in the world.

Jacek Ciesielski, publishing director at Versita explained: 'We understand that dissemination of knowledge requires human resources, know-how and increasingly savvy techniques. To guarantee the originality of research, it is becoming critical to support our partners with additional editorial tools that will eliminate plagiarism. As a result, the decision has been made to provide Crosscheck free of charge to all Versita customers.'