1. Identifying conflicts of interest
Objectivity is a crucial element of science, ensuring that the ideas shared and consumed throughout the world are trusted and fair. When conflicts of interest go undetected, it puts public trust in science in jeopardy, along with a researcher and their institution’s reputation and revenue security. Our automated Submission Checks detect conflicts of interest before the peer review process to avoid costly consequences later downstream.
2. Detecting ethics, funding, and data access statements
With scholars and peer reviewers under immense strain, it’s easy for several of the short, yet vital statements that are typically included in academic research to slip one’s mind. But, ethics, funding, and data access statements help to increase transparency and accountability within our industry, which is crucial to promoting scientific integrity. Morressier’s preflight checks service has got you covered, ensuring that these important additions to your work aren’t missed.
3. Including author keywords
Using author keywords is a great way to provide a summary for potential collaborators or readers to access journal articles, and index and categorize research. Our Submission Checks service confirms that these keywords are present to ensure that research is as discoverable and accessible as possible.
4. Incorporating author and co-author details
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5. Citation central
There are a lot of traps researchers can fall into when acknowledging their scholarly references. Forgetting to cite references, over-citation, self-citation, outdated citations, and more. Submission Checks are the only tool that provides robust, AI-driven citation analysis. Don’t risk your work getting rejected over silly mistakes.
6. All about abstracts
Abstracts and plain language summaries are the gateways of scientific information, providing an efficient pathway of understanding for the media, researchers, peer reviewers, and the general public. Submission Checks ensure that these crucial elements of scientific work are not only included, but also well-structured, of an appropriate length, and cited accurately.
7. Monitoring manuscript structure
How can researchers prevent delays and rejections later on in the research lifecycle? By starting early.
Our Submission Checks are embedded as early as possible in the scientific publication process to help authors ensure that their manuscript is complete before submission.
8. Ensuring visual aids tell the story of research
Visual aids like figures and tables require legends in order to enhance understanding, and help readers contextualize and interpret the information depicted in a research document. Table and figure legends provide a narrative for your readers, directing them to the most important information in your work. Submission checks ensure that you don’t leave these key features out.
9. Detecting inappropriate language
Inappropriate language undermines the professionalism and credibility of academic work. Yet, for authors across geographic borders, particularly in the Global South, it can be hard to decipher what is inappropriate and what isn’t with language and cultural norms differing in different regions and countries. That’s why our Submission Checks ensure that all authors have an accessible tool to meet appropriate language standards.
10. Clinical Trial IDs
Many journals require authors to include clinical trial IDs to ensure that their work will be easy to verify and reproduce. Automated checks perform a robust scan on manuscripts, making sure that these IDs are available to boost transparency and accountability throughout the academic community.
11. Identifying excessive branding
Research is all about academic freedom and staying true to independent thought. But, when excessive branding is used in an academic manuscript, it gives off the impression that there is external commercial influence at work.
Avoid habits that deter potential funders and collaborators through AI-driven checks.
12. Keeping track of title length
Your title is most likely the first thing the public sees when viewing your research. A concise clear, and engaging title not only helps to meet journal guidelines but also boosts accessibility and discoverability. Use Submission Checks to detect how many words and characters are used in your title and stay on track.
13. Incorporating copyright methods
We know that your ideas are important to you. That’s why it’s so important to protect them. Copyright methods help researchers safeguard their intellectual property rights and decide how it is used and shared, as seen with the Open Access Creative Common licences. Confirm that you are including the necessary copyright information in your research documents with Submission Checks.
14. Spotting AI-generated text
Machines have arrived on the scene. When it comes to writing research, AI tools are here to stay for the efficiency and freedom that they provide authors. But, research documents that are fully AI-generated defy journal guidelines for ethical and accuracy concerns.
Use automated checks to scour your work for strange phrasing or other tell-tales of AI-generated text to make sure you don’t turn off peer reviewers and editors.
The future of publishing is now. Thanks to efficient and agile technology, researchers can take integrity into their own hands.
Sign up for our Submission Checks service today to avoid rejections and amplify the impact your ideas can have.