The editors of the journal have committed themselves to assess all submissions purely based on the scientific value of the paper regardless of race, religion, gender, culture, age, political affiliations of the authors.

The reviewers support the editorial decision in a timely manner.

Editors and reviewers declare any conflicts of interest and decline the assignment of the manuscript, if necessary.

Authors declare that their manuscript is original and free of misconduct.

The iThenticate system that is made available to CrossCheck members has been designed specifically to identify the following main categories of misconduct:

  • Plagiarism
  • Multiple submission
  • Redundant or duplicate publication
  • The Editor of the journal will review the result of the similarity check.

    The Editor can take one of the following actions depending on the result of similarity check:

  • Low percentage of similarity: The editorial workflow will continue.
  • Medium percentage of similarity: Send back to author for revision.
  • High percentage of similarity: Reject the submission. Refusal to accept future submissions from the authors.



    CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. ISPACS GmbH uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Wherever you see the “CrossCheck Deposited” or “CrossCheck Depositor” logos, you can be reassured that the publisher whose content you are reading is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research. To find out more about CrossCheck visit

    iThenticate is also available to authors and researchers who wish to check their papers before submission. iThenticate compares submitted documents to extensive data repositories to create a comprehensive Similarity Report, which highlights and provides links to any significant text matches, helping to ensure that you are submitting an original and well-attributed document. iThenticate for Researchers is a separate service to CrossCheck.