Plagiarism check Policy

Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. International Journal of Drug Research and Dental Science (IJDRD) strongly condemn such illegal forms of copying.

Plagiarism check: All submitted articles undergo a plagiarism check first. We work with CrossRef to use iThenticate to detect plagiarism. iThenticate gives a 'similarity index', which is the word-by-word copying of materials from previously published literature. We use a similarity index to make a decision. Even if the original source was cited, articles with more than 10% similarity index will be returned to the authors without peer review for re-writing. For articles with a similarity index between 1-10%, we follow the guidelines of COPE on text recycling to make a decision.