This service identifies data from the manuscript peer-review process that may signal a breach of peer-review policy or cases of identity fraud and therefore may warrant further examination or investigation.
As recent high-profile retractions illustrate, maintaining the integrity of your peer-review process is more urgent than ever. PRE’s new Publisher Alerts notify you of potential breaches to your policies and processes before they become a problem. PRE analyzes select metadata fields, including email addresses, spots irregularities, and flags them in order to give you the opportunity to review and address issues as they develop. Publisher Alerts are one more way PRE helps you maintain the reputation you’ve worked hard to build.
Email domain validation
Email address in use by another contributor
Cozy Academic Relationships
Reviewer/author from same institution
Reviewer’s institution / author’s funding institution same
Only one reviewer
Editor is reviewer
Author is editor
Reviewer is author
Overly terse reviewer comments
Review submitted shortly after receiving invitation to review
Publishers may choose which alerts they wish to receive, and may set custom thresholds for the alerts assessing time or review length. Additional alerts are under development.