Modern journal offices face growing challenges verifying Author and Reviewer identities. Editors often rely only on their personal knowledge and intuition to verify identity. This process can be time-consuming and unreliable.

Identity Confidence Check, or ICC, is one of Editorial Manager’s many Editor decision support tools. Identity Confidence Check helps Editors evaluate unknown researchers by conveniently displaying relevant metadata and confidence indicators.

Let’s take a look at what the Editor sees.

At relevant points in the workflow, including the new assignments folder, the appropriate confidence check icon appears next to the author’s name. As shown, the icon displayed is determined by the degree of confidence calculated by the system.So how does the system know which icon to display? This is determined by journal office configuration. The ICC rating system is highly configurable by the journal office. ICC can be calculated based on email domain, institution, country/region, EM activity, and ORCID activity and these categories are assigned levels of importance by the journal office. System administrators can also choose to display ICC only for select Editor roles, and the ICC is automatically updated whenever relevant user data changes. Identity Confidence Check is a great way to help verify identities in EM. Journal offices have total, transparent control of how the confidence score is calculated. ICC saves journal office staff the hassle of manually researching individuals and helps safeguard publications against fraudulent activity. To learn more or if you have any questions, contact your Aries account coordinator today!