Open access publishing services provider Versita has announced that it is introducing Crosscheck Plagiarism Screening to the entire portfolio of its third-party-owned journals.
Crosscheck is an initiative between iThenticate and CrossRef®, a not-for-profit membership association of publishers, 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.
In the first instance, it is the editors of individual journals who handle the submission process. Nevertheless, Versita stands by its duty to detect and act upon any signs of scientific misconduct, and also to prevent any duplication of research to appear on its platform. Versita considers this to be an important measure in upholding the integrity of the rising volumes of its scientific contents.
Versita will have implemented Crosscheck across its portfolio until end of 2013.