Due Diligence
For Librarians

About Fidelior™ A digital service that aims to enhance trust in scholarly publishing

Fidelior™ has responded to calls from the scholarly community to offer an automated service that can check and flag questionable references in manuscripts and research reports. The Fidelior™ tool searches through uploaded reference lists, matching these with many international and local journal sources (including citation indices, accredited journal lists, vetted journals, and journal ‘blacklists’).


Scholarly integrity has been facing increasing challenges, such as improperly designed studies, ethical concerns, biased results, plagiarism, growing publication costs, unprofessional editorial practices, and lack of proper peer-review prior to scientific publishing. Over the past two decades, there has been a concerning rise in unscrupulous business models related to so-called predatory or deceptive publishing practices. Our observations suggest that combatting these trends is a complex but urgent issue.


Fidelior™’s core digital service responds to calls from the scholarly community for a service that can automate searching through a variety of journal lists. The tool enables authors to generate a report that differentiates between trustworthy and questionable journal titles in reference lists of uploaded manuscripts. It allows for either pre- or post-publication analyses and reporting. The report allows authors to make informed decisions on the quality of references used, inviting them to carry out their own due diligence investigation when indicated.


Fidelior™ offers a unique service that matches journal titles to multiple internationally recognised journal sources. These include citation indices, national & international accreditation lists, disciplinary journal lists and journal blacklists.

Watch an Overview Video about Fidelior™’s Solution

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See an example of a Fidelior™ Report

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