Plagiarism means copying or paraphrasing another writer’s content, be it a text, a result, or an observation, and stating it as one’s own, without citing a reference to the original source. Therefore, the authors should acknowledge and cite references to the work of other scientists in their manuscripts. The author should ensure that all the sources are authentic and that there is no discrepancy in the content of the manuscript.

Bentham OPEN is vigilant in checking and identifying the primary sources of the data within the content by using the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similarity of text in the submitted manuscripts. iThenticate software verifies the content against a database of periodicals, materials on the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. The software generates a similarity report in percentage that matches the article in process and the published material. This similarity is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies. The generated report comprises the overall percentage of the content reused.

Credibility of Sources and Acknowledgements

The study of an author has to be original. If there are credible sources of the content referred to in the manuscript, the author needs to cite all of them. The authors are advised to use iThenticate before submitting a manuscript to ensure that there are no instances of plagiarism. The authors are required to provide proper consent from the individuals, and the contributions of other authors should be acknowledged.

Bentham OPEN has different editorial policies for authors with more than one publication. Following those policies, the authors need to specify the sources of the submission in their recent work. For further details, please visit the link of Editorial Policies for Concurrent Publication/Simultaneous Submission at

Bentham OPEN strictly follows COPE guidelines to detect plagiarism. For a clearer insight, the authors may refer to the flowcharts provided by COPE by clicking here or visiting the COPE website.