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The Journal

Sponsoring Organizations:

The Journal is sponsored by the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Sources of Support:

Institutional funds and sale of hard copies

Open Access Policy:

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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Policy of the Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology on Plagiarism

1.  The maximum acceptable similarity index (SI) after plagiarism check shall be 10%. 

2.  Author(s) with SI between 11 - 30% shall be advised to revise their manuscripts with a view to bringing the SI to <= 10%. 

3.  SI > 30% shall be out rightly rejected without any benefit of revision.

4. The plagiarism check shall exclude REFERENCES.

5. The check shall also exclude authors' names and addresses, tables and figures.  These ones hardly contribute to similarity index.

6.  For all manuscripts with SI <= 30%, the Editors shall go through the highlighted similarity areas in the entire manuscript to identify the parts of the manuscript with high matches.

7.  Where the author has lifted, verbatim, several sentences in a row or has lifted paragraphs from published sources (and placed them in the INTRODUCTION,RESULTS, DISCUSSION and CONCLUSION) without putting the sentences in quotes and well referenced, we shall return the manuscript and request the author(s) to revise the manuscript with a view to bringing the SI below 10%. 

8. If the high matches are in METHODOLOGY, the Editors shall decide if such sentences are protocols/procedures which are universally similar in their rendition.  Authors shall not be penalized for this.

9. The author(s) of a manuscript with > 60% Similarity Index after exclusion of references shall be blacklisted and banned from submitting manuscripts to NJB for a period of three years.

10.  Due to the sensitivity of the issue at stake with its possible litigations for authors and the publishers, this policy takes immediate effect.

Authors can run their own Similarity Index using the free version of our Plagiarism Checker at https://www.quetext.com

Sponsors

The Journal is sponsored by the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

Sources of Support

Institutional funds and sale of hard copies

Subscription enquiries from customer should be sent to:

Business Editor or Editor-in-Chief

Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology

nigjbiotech@yahoo.com

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print ISSN: 0189-1731