The IPR Office has developed a stand-alone submission portal that uses the CrossCheck program and acts as a central submission center for publication volunteers. The CrossCheck Portal offers volunteers a full range of features designed to simplify and enhance their use of the CrossCheck service:
The convenience and full feature set of the CrossCheck Portal will appeal especially to conference publication volunteers who often work on a compressed review schedule and who must process a large volume of submissions quickly. The portal will also allow IPR Office staff to help volunteers manage the review of Similarity Reports.
The Portal User Guide and CrossCheck Tip Sheet provide step-by-step instructions for using the CrossCheck plagiarism detection service. They also will help volunteers to review and interpret CrossCheck Similarity Reports and advise on what actions to take if any problems are detected.
IEEE CrossCheck Portal User Guide (PDF, 3 MB)
CrossCheck Tip Sheet (PDF, 254 KB)
The CrossCheck Portal also provides publication volunteers with direct access to the PAL Database. The PAL Database is an automated tool that compares a volunteer-provided spreadsheet of author names and email addresses against the database of authors who have been prohibited from submitting manuscripts to IEEE, and presents the results on screen (or in a downloadable file). The PAL Database also allows users to input an individual author’s name or email address for quick comparison against PAL metadata, or to browse the names alphabetically.
Publication volunteers can begin using the PAL Database immediately by logging in with their IEEE Web Account credentials. The PAL Database is always up to date with the most recent status of all prohibited authors. Volunteers who find a matching name are still advised to contact the IPR Office in order to confirm the identity of the author before taking any action.
To begin using the PAL Database, visit the CrossCheck Portal site. After logging in to the Portal, the PAL Database can be accessed by clicking the blue icon at the right of the screen.