The American Institute of Physics to Participate in CrossCheck
New service aids publishers in verifying the originality of scholarly content
Melville, New York, 4 May 2009 — The American Institute of Physics today announced that indexing of its content to allow participation in CrossCheck is complete. CrossCheck, a new initiative from CrossRef, helps scholarly publishers verify the originality of submitted manuscripts by checking them against a vast database of proprietary and open web content.
"Our editors and reviewers are completely committed to ensuring the integrity of the scientific record, and although infrequent, sometimes a manuscript's authenticity is questionable," said Mark Cassar, AIP's Publisher, Journals and Technical Publications. "With CrossCheck, we're able to give the reviewers and editors, who are always strapped for time, a powerful and easy-to-use tool for checking submissions against a huge database of published material."
CrossCheck allows users to check against its own database or against internet content. Reports show the percentage of a document that matched other content, where that content came from, and the matching content itself. At its June 2008 launch, the CrossCheck database covered more than 20 million journal articles from 11 participating publishers. The number of publishers has now nearly doubled, and millions more articles have been added.
"We are currently testing the incorporation of CrossCheck's powerful features into our Peer X-Press online manuscript submission and peer-review service and will offer them to every publisher on our Scitation hosting platform," said Tim Ingoldsby, AIP's Director of Strategic Initiatives and Publisher Relations. Ingoldsby went on to say, "The success of this project depends on the participation of as many publishers as possible, and we encourage all CrossRef members to contribute to the CrossCheck database."
CrossRef (www.crossref.org) is a nonprofit membership association founded and directed by publishers. Its mission is to enable easy identification and use of trustworthy electronic content by promoting the cooperative development and application of a sustainable infrastructure.
The American Institute of Physics is a nonprofit, umbrella organization for 10 Member Societies and represents more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators worldwide. Established in 1931, AIP today is a total-solution provider of publishing services. AIP publishes its own 11 journals (many of which have the highest impact factors in their category); two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts more than 1.6 million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals, as well as conference proceedings and other publications of 25 learned society publishers.