Policy of Plagiarism
Papers submitted to IJSEM journal will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck/iThenticate/Turnitin plagiarism detection tools. Apart from that we check with Copy scape for plagiarism. IJSEM journal will immediately reject papers without reviewing the paper leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
Adapted from Bella H. Plagiarism. Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:127
Available from : http://www.sjmms.net/text.asp?2014/2/2/127/137015
The IJSEM Journal utilizes the CrossCheck/iThenticate/Turnitin plagiarism software application for the purposes of identifying any occurrences of repeated and plagiarized text within manuscripts that have been submitted for review. The CrossCheck/iThenticate/Turnitin plagiarism software performs comprehensive checks of the text of manuscripts, comparing the text against a broad reference base consisting of all existing publications, every popular article and journal database, as well as the entire Web in general. Upon successfully comparing the text of a manuscript with all these references, it produced a report which highlights the percentage of text that has been plagiarized and the percentage of text that is completely genuine. In cases where the CrossCheck/iThenticate/Turnitin plagiarism software detects plagiarism, it also provides the exact source from which the text was copied. This helps the editorial committee further examine the report and the suspected plagiarism to verify if the claims of the application are indeed factual.
Types of Plagiarism
It is a well-known fact that all academic and scholarly manuscripts are composed only after the careful analysis and reviewing of previously published work. As a result, it might be hard to define the borders between definite and distinct plagiarism and permissible referrals. This is why the below-listed guidelines have been formulated to offer a clear idea of how text can be identified and categorized as being plagiarized.
The following can be categorized as being plagiarized text -words, sentences, concepts, and research outcomes that have been used without adequate citations, and that are completely identical to someone else's work.
Plagiarism in Published Manuscripts
Manuscripts that have been found to contain plagiarized text post-publication, will be removed from the IJSEM Journal website after due investigation by the editorial committee and confirmation from the journal's Editor-in-chief. Subsequently, a 'Notice of Retraction' along with a link to the original source will be appended to the retraction notification in the issue in which the work was originally published.