It is the policy of this journal to use automated software, such as Turnitin to screen for the similarity rates on all submitted manuscripts. This journal does not accept any types of plagiarism in any parts of the manuscripts.
The manuscript will be processed further if the similarity rate is less than 20%. The results of this automated detection are forwarded to the Section Editor and will serve as the preliminary check for plagiarism. Plagiarism may also be identified during the review process by the technical reviewers assigned to the manuscript. Final plagiarism check will be done after the author finalizes their reviewed manuscript. When plagiarism is identified, the Section Editor responsible for the review of the manuscript and the Editor-in-Chief will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the manuscript in agreement with the following guidelines. The Editor-in-Chief shall have the authority to deviate from these guidelines on a case-by-case basis.