The regulations:

  • all quoted work reproduced with all necessary permissions and/or attribution,
  • all references, bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgements,
  • all generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standard equations” are not considered plagiarism.

Submitted manuscripts are routinely screened for the similarity index employing the software such as iThenticate®, Turnitin® and so on. This screening identifies similar texts from already published material and summates the total percentage. The present regulation relies on this percentage to quantify the plagiarism and to decide on the quantum of penalty.