Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Molecular Docking editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions including penalties when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Docking.

Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

The submitted manuscript would be check for plagiarism once that is when it was first received using TURNITIN. A maximum of 15% of similarities is allowed.