Similarity Rate in CMBR Journal:

The similarity score shows the percentage of plagiarized content in a research paper. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. Manuscripts submitted to the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Reports (CMBR) will be screened for plagiarism using similarity check and plagiarism detection tools. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to check the similarity before submitting their manuscript to the journal. Editors check the plagiarism detection of manuscripts in the CMBR using iThenticate ( (Permissible level of plagiarism is 15%) to be assured about their originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by international reviewers.

Responsibility of Authors for checking any similarity before submission:

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Role of Reviewers in detecting the similarities in a manuscript:

We recommend reviewers in the peer review process thoroughly check and control the similarities and guide authors to avoid similarities with other published materials. It is the most important of reviewers and associate editors to check the files based on the screening done by the publisher.

What is the acceptance level of similarity in CMBR journal?

  • There is no pre-defined accepted level of similarity since any sentence in a research paper must be unique with new findings. We believe that science does not need to be repeated even as one sentence. 
  • In some cases, we don't accept those with more than a 15% similarity rate.
  • The EIC of the journal holds the highest responsibility to control and avoid plagiarism.
  • "Fast reject," "Reject," "Withdraw," and "Retraction" are our approaches for those articles with high similarity rates.


We are checking all manuscripts using iThenticate at least in 2 essential steps:

  1. Early submission: Our online system detects automatic submissions with high similarity rates and prevents submitting them.
  2. Before the primary stage of publishing: Just before starting the publishing process (during collection), we will check all accepted manuscripts another time.
  • The highest responsibility to control and avoid plagiarism is held by the EIC of the journal.
  • "Fast reject", "Reject", "Withdraw" and "Retraction" is our approaches for those articles with high similarity rates.
  • The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Whenever it is determined that the manuscript has not complied with the plagiarism rules, the article is rejected (before accepting) and if it has been published (after accepting), it will be removed from the published list and placed in the withdrawn list (returned articles because of Failure to observe plagiarism law).