A combination of pre-screening and open access is the best possible defence against plagiarism. All articles submitted to BIOJ are automatically screened for plagiarism by the SimilarityCheck system from CrossRef. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.
UJPIR ensures that all articles are peer reviewed by external reviewers in a double-blind process. This journal adheres to the COPE guidelines for best practice.
All content in UJPIR is published under Creative Commons Licences, which ensure that copyright remains with authors and editors. If you publish with us you retain ownership of your work, and how your work can be shared, used and reused depends on the Creative Commons Licence applied. Full attribution is required to accompany all reuse and dissemination.
We strongly encourage authors to make the research data associated with their articles openly available. This means that peer reviewers are able to better assess the foundations of claims made, and the research community and wider public are able to similarly validate authors’ work, and are more easily able to extend and build upon it.
All our content is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is a permanent access point for the content. This means that all citations can be tracked by the publishing and academic communities. We actively engage in the indexing process. Currently this journal is indexed by the following services:
UJPIR publishes with White Rose University Press who use open, non-proprietary standards for all their content, meaning that it can be easily transferred to archives and other publishers. All of our article XML is compliant with the Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS) schema.