Annals of Urologic Oncology

Anti-plagiarism Policy

Declaration of Original Work Form

Annals of Urologic Oncology (AUO) requires that the corresponding author signs a declaration that clearly states that the submitted work has not been published before. The corresponding author must sign a Declaration of Original Work Form to state that their submitted work has not been published before.

Guidelines of Anti-plagiarism

Authors are required to read the following guidelines and to make sure original contents in their manuscript.

If there were previously published elements for a work in another publication, the author is required to acknowledge the earlier work and indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work.

Plagiarism includes (but is not limited to) copying ideas, statements, methodology, figures, tables, etc. without proper citation and acknowledgement. Forms of plagiarism include in Table 1:

Table 1. Frequent forms of plagiarism.

A. Self-plagiarism – the usage of own previously published materials without proper citation and acknowledgement

B. Team plagiarism – the usage of published materials in the same research group without proper citation and acknowledgement

C. Copying others’ work without proper citation and acknowledgement

D. Review articles that overly focus on previously published article content

E. Republication of previously submitted conference papers/proceedings with no/little added value

F. Republication of a manuscript in a different language (translated) without permission, proper citation and acknowledgement

AUO uses Paperpass to evaluate the text repetition rate of each submitted article. Our journal policy is to ensure all submission has an Overall Similarity Index (OSI) of <20%. Table 2 shows that the guidelines and general rules of AUO’s anti-plagiarism policy.

Table 2. AUO’s anti-plagiarism policy.


Our the guidelines and general rules

It is acceptable with the use of (a) typographically identified quotation/indentation,(b) acknowledgment of the source in the text, and (c) a full citation to the original source

1. Quotation of a modest amount (under 100 words) of the author’s own or others’ text

2. Paraphrasing of previously published text in the author’s own words

3. Repetition of someone else’s ideas

4. Reproduction of a chart, image, table or key equation from an author’s own or another’s

work (provided copyright permission has been obtained from the original copyright

owner, and acknowledgement is included in whatever form they request)

5. Reproduction of a standard/personal method from a previously published source, provided the source is properly acknowledged

6. Republication of a previously published co nference paper is acceptable, if 60% or

more of the content is new and substantive (provided copyright permission has been

obtained from the original copyright owner, and acknowledgement is included in whatever form they request)

7. Republication in a different language where accompanied by the original reviewer/peer recommendation, and also with copyright permission obtained from the original copyright owner

It is unacceptable in any circumstances

1. Republication of an entire published article

2. Extensive plagiarism of own/others’ work (OSI>20%)

3. Review papers which reproduce substantial amounts of the texts discussed (OSI>20%)