Plagiarism Process

It is the policy of this journal to use automated software, like TURNITIN to check for plagiarism minimal 25%  in all submitted manuscripts. 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 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.