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Plagiarism policy

The journal Biotechnologia Acta are committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. The papers are routinely scanned for plagiarism using free online plagiarism checker tools ( other). The journal Biotechnologia Acta uses software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts: Manuscripts in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source are rejected by the editorial board for publication in the journal.
The journal Biotechnologia Acta will judge any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript - before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking her or him to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive - that is, if at least 25% of the original submission is plagiarized – the article may be rejected and the author's institution/employer notified.