We accept all terms and conditions of COPE about plagiarism and in case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied by convincing evidence, we act based on flowcharts and workflows determined in COPE.
All submissions will be checked with Plagiarism software (iThenticate™) in 2 stages: New Submission and After Acceptance from the editorial boards.
Articles with a similarity rate of more than 20% will be sent back to the author for review. References section and similarities of less than 3 words will not be considered. In some manuscripts, methodology sections may also not consider the similarity in accordance with editors' decisions.