Upon receipt of a manuscript by any of our Journal, the corresponding authors are required to submit an undertaking to the effect that the work has not been submitted elsewhere for publication, the claimed new results express the author’s own findings, and there is no conflict of interest.

The editors of this Journal take a very serious view of any evidence of plagiarism.

In an instance, where in spite of these precautions a case of plagiarism goes undetected in the review process and is discovered after publication, appropriate steps are initiated as per our Article Withdrawal, Removal and Replacement Policy and both online and print versions of the concerned Journal will carry a notice of the discovery.

Further, depending on the seriousness of the case, AABS reserves the right to inform the heads of the offending authors’ institutions and their funding agencies about the editors’ findings.