Trust and integrity are what readers value most in peer-reviewed scientific journal content. That is why the Journal of Laboratory Technology takes the issue of plagiarism very seriously.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) defines plagiarism as:

"When a person presents another's work (data, words or theory) as if it were his or her own and without proper acknowledgment."

For the Journal of Laboratory Technology, this applies to data, images, words, or ideas taken from any material in an electronic or print format without adequate attribution. Any direct or indirect use of such material must be properly acknowledged in all cases. You must always cite your sources and MUST provide URLs for electronically referenced versions. Papers submitted to the Journal of Laboratory Technology will be screened and checked for plagiarism using Similarity Check with a maximum allowable limit of 15%, but authors should check this before submission.