Jana Christopher

Jana was the first Image Data Integrity Analyst at EMBO Press, before she joined the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 2017. She oversees pre-publication assessment and post-publication corrections for the 4 journals at FEBS Press, with an increasing focus on paper mills. She also founded her own business Image-Integrity in 2015 and has been a regular consultant for The Royal Society for the last 5 years.

Jana has worked as an independent consultant and trainer for various publishers/journals including SpringerNature, eLife, Frontiers and the RSC. 

She is the chair of the STM Image Alterations & Duplications Working Group, and recently produced a series of video tutorials on image integrity screening for the STM Integrity Hub.

Jana is based in Heidelberg, Germany. 


Systematic fabrication of scientific images revealed

First published: 26 July 2018  https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.13201

Digital magic, or the dark arts of the 21st century—how can journals and peer reviewers detect manuscripts and publications from paper mills?

First published: 17 February 2020  https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.13747

The raw truth about paper mills

First published: 27 June 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.14143

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