Similarity (Plagiarism) Screening

After examining the appropriateness of a manuscript submitted to our journal in terms of coverage (aim & scope), similarity (plagiarism) is screened via Turnitin, just before passing the review process. Should the similarity index is over 10% as a result of the screening, the manuscript will not be considered. In this case, revision (decreasing of similarity index) of the manuscript  and submit it again is/are asked from the author(s). Bibliographic mterials are excluded while screening.