The similarity score shows the percentage of plagiarized content in a research paper. We, in all Kowsar journals, examine all our submitted manuscripts using "iThenticate" that matches sources in the Turnitin databases.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
We recommend reviewers in the peer review process to completely check and control the similarities and guide authors to avoid similarities with other published materials. It is the most important of reviewers and associate editors to check the files based on the screening done by publisher.
- The highest responsibility to control and avoid plagiarism is held by the EIC of the journal.
- "Fast reject", "Reject", "Withdraw" and "Retraction" is our approaches for those articles with high similarity rates.