This check highlights potentially controversial subjects in the manuscript.
AIRA works in two ways for this check:
- She uses an algorithm to identify potentially controversial themes in manuscripts.
- She checks the manuscript against a list of keywords that could potentially indicate controversial material. This includes terms potentially related to pseudoscience, sectarianism, etc.
Please refer to this check as part of your review. If AIRA highlights potentially controversial material, check that it is part of an objective discourse. If you have concerns about the quality of a manuscript, you can discuss it in the review forum or contact the editorial office directly.