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[ News ] March 11, 2024

ACM partners with Morressier to bolster research integrity in conference proceedings

Pilot will support integrity of scholarly conference content by providing event organizers and editors with advanced detection tools to address issues early

Berlin, London, and Washington DC, March 11, 2024 – Morressier, the Berlin-based startup transforming scholarly communications, today announced its partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The learned and professional society with a membership over 100,000 will use Morressier’s proceedings workflows, featuring integrity checks including: plagiarism detection, suspicious reference patterns, image manipulation and AI-generated content. 

Research integrity issues in scholarly conference content are rife, and the costs to societies and publishers of post-hoc investigations are significant. This is a particularly complex issue with learned societies that have a variety of external committees and ethics processes. With Morressier workflows, ACM are giving editors and event organizers automated signals at the moment they can be more easily acted upon: before publication.

Sean Pidgeon, Executive Editor at ACM: “The integrity of the computer science research literature is of paramount importance to ACM. Our partnership with Morressier will equip our editors with the tools they need to identify problems early in the publication process and take appropriate action.”

Sami Benchekroun, CEO and co-founder of Morressier: “Protecting the scientific record is increasingly challenging for societies and publishers, who are facing an array of threats from bad actors, issues of scale, and new technologies. Morressier’s approach is to integrate a broad range of the best third-party research-integrity solutions into workflows, meaning they can be addressed early by our customers. I’m delighted that Morressier is now supporting ACM to provide them with a more competitive edge.”




About Morressier

Morressier provides societies and publishers with workflows for transforming scholarly communications. Driven by a mission to accelerate scientific breakthroughs, it is headquartered in Berlin and has offices in London and Washington DC.


About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.



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