Plagiarism Policy

Advances in BioScience (ISSN 2583-0058) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing practices. Plagiarism, in any form, is a serious violation of these principles and undermines the credibility of scholarly research. To ensure that submitted work is original, Advances in BioScience has implemented a clear plagiarism policy. The following plagiarism policy outlines our expectations for authors and the measures taken to ensure the originality of submitted manuscripts.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as one's own without proper attribution or citation. This includes, but is not limited to, copying verbatim text from another source without quotation marks and appropriate citation, paraphrasing another's work without proper acknowledgment, and self-plagiarism (reuse of one's own previously published work without proper citation).

Plagiarism Detection

All submitted manuscripts undergo a thorough plagiarism screening process using reliable plagiarism detection software. The software compares the submitted manuscript with a vast database of published literature, online sources, and previously submitted manuscripts to identify any instances of plagiarism or potential academic misconduct.

Editorial Actions

If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript during the peer review process or after publication, the following actions may be taken by the editorial team:

  • Rejection of the manuscript: Manuscripts found to contain significant instances of plagiarism may be rejected outright, and authors will be notified accordingly.
  • Request for revision: In cases where plagiarism is deemed minor or unintentional, authors may be given an opportunity to revise their manuscript and properly attribute the original sources. Failure to address plagiarism adequately may result in rejection.
  • Retraction: If plagiarism is identified in a published article after its publication, the article may be retracted from the journal's website, and an editorial notice explaining the reason for retraction will be issued. The authors' institution and relevant authorities may also be notified.

Author Responsibilities

Authors submitting manuscripts to Advances in BioScience should refrain from engaging in any form of plagiarism. It is important to ensure that the work is original and that all sources, including previously published work, data, images, and ideas, are properly attributed. Additionally, authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest and obtain permission for the use of copyrighted material.

Ethical Considerations

Advances in BioScience adheres to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by reputable organizations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors, reviewers, and editorial staff are expected to uphold these ethical standards and report any suspected cases of plagiarism or academic misconduct.

Appeals and Complaints

Authors who disagree with the editorial decision regarding plagiarism in their manuscript may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support their claim. Similarly, authors, reviewers, or readers who suspects plagiarism in any work published in Advances in BioScience are encouraged to contact the Editorial Office with relevant details and evidence for investigation. All reports will be treated confidentially and appropriate action will be taken following a thorough investigation.

By adhering to the plagiarism policy outlined above, Advances in BioScience aims to maintain the integrity of scientific research and ensure the publication of original and impactful contributions to the field of biological science.

For inquiries or concerns related to plagiarism or academic misconduct, please contact the Editorial Office at

This Plagiarism Policy is subject to periodic review and may be updated or amended as necessary to align with evolving best practices and ethical standards in scholarly publishing.

This Plagiarism Policy is effective immediately and applies to all submissions to Advances in BioScience.