The is committed to the highest standards of research and publication ethics. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication ethics (i.e., COPE guidelines, ICMJE Recommendations, CSE White Paper on Publication Ethics, WAME resources, WMA policies and ORI).
Plagiarism is a serious problem and the most common ethical issue afflicting scientific writing. The does not allow any form of plagiarism. In accordance with our journal policy, submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text at least two times (during the evaluation process and before publication). We use "iThenticate" to screen all submissions for plagiarism. High similarity scores even more than 15% may lead rejection of a manuscript even after acceptance.