Plagiarism Policy

Originality and Plagiarism

At SRLS, we uphold the highest standards of originality and academic integrity. Here are our guidelines regarding originality and plagiarism:

  1. Plagiarism Detection: SRLS employs plagiarism detection software, such as, to screen for instances of plagiarism.

  2. Author Responsibility: Authors are expected to ensure that they submit entirely original works. If they have incorporated the work or words of others, proper citation and attribution are required. Publications that have significantly influenced the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should be appropriately cited.

  3. Forms of Plagiarism: Plagiarism can take various forms, ranging from presenting another's work as one's own to copying or paraphrasing substantial portions of another's work without proper attribution. Claiming results from research conducted by others also constitutes plagiarism.

  4. Unethical Publishing Behavior: Plagiarism in any form is considered unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable. Authors must provide proper acknowledgments to other works, including material that is closely copied, summarized, or paraphrased. Quotation marks should be used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions should be obtained for copyrighted material.

  5. Transparency in Reuse: Authors should be transparent about the reuse of previously published material to avoid self-plagiarism. This ensures that the work is not presented as entirely new when it relies heavily on previously published content.

  6. Compliance with Guidelines: Scientific Reports in Life Sciences adheres to the guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We follow the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.

We take the issue of plagiarism seriously to maintain the integrity and ethical standards of our publications. Authors are encouraged to submit original work and to provide proper attribution for any sources they draw upon.