The PreCheck API supports editorial workflows by evaluating manuscripts for the presence of trust markers in scientific professionalism, and reproducibility.

What the Dimensions Research Integrity preCheck API can do for you?

  • Save time and costs — let the preCheck API evaluate manuscripts for trust markers, and free editors’ time so that they can focus on the peer review process
  • Protect reputation — identify suspect papers at source and reduce retractions
  • Strengthen research integrity  — ensure that scientific manuscripts and papers are transparently reporting research, including data availability statements, competing interest statements, and other indicators of trustworthiness and reproducibility

The API provides

  • Programmatic integration with editorial workflows, either in the form of a PDF report or as structured data (JSON) for integration into existing editorial workflow systems
  • Full text scanning and run-time analysis of each submitted manuscript in seconds  
  • An indication of presence or absence of Trust Markers alongside deeper detail where this can be extracted
  • Presence or absence of data availability statements
  • Data availability status (e.g. “supplementary files”)
  • Data repository keywords indicating tool adoption (e.g. “figshare”)
  • URLs linking to data repositories where available
  • Presence or absence of code availability statements
  • URLs linking to code repositories where available
  • Presence or absence of funding statements
  • Presence or absence of ethical approval statements
  • Presence or absence of competing interests statements
  • Presence or absence of author contribution statements
  • Verbs found in author contribution statements, indicating reasons for author inclusion (e.g. “analyzed”, “conceptualised”)

Technical details

  • The Research Integrity preCheck API is available as a subscription offering. Get in touch with us for more information.

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