Indexing and plagiarism

Indexing of the journal


Plagiarism prevention

Crossref Similarity Check logo

Similarity Check is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality.  Journal GRAĐEVINAR uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Wherever you see Crossref Similarity Check logo (as the one on the left and above), you can be reassured that the publisher whose content you are reading is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research. To find out more about Similarity Check visit:


Journal Građevinar checks all submitted content through iThenticate software. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage of overlap between the uploaded article and the published material. Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher’s Editorial Policies. Journal Građevinar allows an overall similarity of 20% for a manuscript to be considered for publication. The similarity percentage is further checked by taking into account the following important points:

Low Text Similarity:

The text of every submitted manuscript is checked using the Content Tracking mode in iThenticate. The Content Tracking mode ensures that manuscripts with an overall low percentage similarity (but which may have a higher similarity from a single source) are not overlooked. The acceptable limit for similarity of text from a single source is 5%. If the similarity level is above 5%, the manuscript is returned to the author for paraphrasing the text and citing the original source of the copied material.

It is important to mention that the text taken from different sources with an overall low similarity percentage will be considered as a plagiarized content if the majority of the article is a combination of copied material.

High Text Similarity:

There may be some manuscripts with an overall low similarity percentage, but a higher percentage from a single source. A manuscript may have less than 20% overall similarity but there may be 15 % of similar text taken from a single article. The similarity index in such cases is higher than the approved limit for a single source. Authors are advised to thoroughly rephrase such similar text and properly cite the original source to avoid plagiarism and copyright violation.