As part of the editorial process, all the submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by the quality control management.
Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else works as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to salami-slicing, where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper.
The manuscripts in which the plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism.
>10% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be returned to the author for content revision and resubmits the revised article for processing in the journal.
10- 25% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be returned to the author for content revision and resubmits the revised article for processing in the journal.
>25-40% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.
Plagiarism can be detected in various forms as mentioned below:
- Copying the exact content from the other source. Intentionally using portions of another author's paper.
- Copying elements of another author's paper, such as figures, tables, equations, or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or intentionally using content without citing the source.
- Using text downloaded from internet sources.
- Copying or downloading figures, photographs, figures, or diagrams without acknowledging your sources.
***Plagiarism is considered a violation of academic integrity and a breach of journalistic ethics.