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Proprietary and Confidential
American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society
Publications and CrossCheck
Anne Coghill
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Conversation Topics
1. About the American Chemical Society
2. Decisions made to implement CrossCheck
3. ACS’ experience wi...
The American Chemical Society
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American Chemical Society
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Advance science
Advocate for chemis...
ACS Publications
• Publish nearly 50 journals
• 450 academic editors located globally
• 120,000 submissions annually
• 72,...
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
1. Which environment to use to submit
manuscripts to iThenticate?
• ACS Paragon Plus
2. Wh...
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Anne Coghill: American Chemical Society Publications and CrossCheck #crossref15

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Anne Coghill: American Chemical Society Publications and CrossCheck #crossref15

  1. 1. Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society American Chemical Society Publications and CrossCheck Anne Coghill Manager, Peer Review Operations American Chemical Society CrossRef Annual Meeting November 17, 2015
  2. 2. Conversation Topics 1. About the American Chemical Society 2. Decisions made to implement CrossCheck 3. ACS’ experience with CrossCheck Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 2
  3. 3. The American Chemical Society Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 3 Advance science Advocate for chemistry Enable career development Educate the public Support future chemists Promote diversity
  4. 4. ACS Publications • Publish nearly 50 journals • 450 academic editors located globally • 120,000 submissions annually • 72,000 individual scientists contribute peer reviews • 40,000 manuscripts published • ACS Paragon Plus powered by ScholarOne’s Manuscript Central Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 4
  5. 5. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions 1. Which environment to use to submit manuscripts to iThenticate? • ACS Paragon Plus 2. Where in the manuscript workflow should manuscripts be checked for plagiarism? Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 5 • Screen all revised manuscripts on submission • Provide for ad hoc screening on original manuscripts Image: www.alabama.habitat.org
  6. 6. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, continued 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 FrequencyofDecision Similarity Index Plagiarism Action Taken vs. Similarity Index No Action Action Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 6 3. Should we use a similarity index threshold?
  7. 7. What’s Happening Now? • Editors seem satisfied • Challenges interacting with authors • Improvements requested – Better exclusion of references – Better exclusion of sections – Better ways to focus authors on specific passages Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 7
  8. 8. Does CrossCheck Make a Difference? 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 PercentSimilarityIndexFrequency Similarity Index Percent Similarity Index Frequency, Oct 2013 vs. Oct 2015 % sim index freq Oct 2013 % sim index freq Oct 2015 Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 8
  9. 9. Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society American Chemical Society Publications and CrossCheck Anne Coghill Manager, Peer Review Operations American Chemical Society CrossRef Annual Meeting November 17, 2015

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