Plagiarism Policy


Prevention of plagiarism is essential as it provides scientific and academic integrity. Each study submitted to JOMAT is first analyzed in a plagiarism program (such as Turnitin, iThenticate or İntihal.Net). It is analyzed on a single word basis except for the bibliography before evaluation. At the end of the analysis, the total similarity rate should be maximum 25% and the similarity rate for an individual study should be maximum 5%.   If the similarity level of the study is higher than specified above, it will be rejected. Even if within similarity limits, these studies’  similarity reports are examined manually. If the editor deems necessary, plagiarism analysis can be done after the evaluation and revisions. The decision of whether or not a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or proceed to the peer-review process rests with the handling editor.