Plagiarism Policy of JKAHS
Plagiarism Policy of JKAHS
The plagiarism is an act of copying someone's theories, ideas, or statements without giving the explicit acknowledgement to the author of the original article. It is assumed unethical in scientific writing. The editorial board of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (JKAHS) will not accept the manuscript with plagiarism in any form. We have established the following policy statement with the specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for the publication in JKAHS.
Every manuscript submitted to JKAHS must be original, unpublished, and not even pending for the publication in other journals. Any text with someone's view, idea, findings should be explicitly acknowledged and any photograph, figure and graphic material reproduced from another source should be presented with permission from the person or copyright holder.
Identification of Plagiarism
We use online plagiarism checker software to check for plagiarism in all submitted manuscripts. On the basis of the result obtained from the software, the Managing Editor will decide whether to accept the journal and proceed for the further peer-review process or reject the manuscript from the editorial round. Moreover, we will recheck the plagiarism during the review process by the technical reviewers assigned to the manuscript. When plagiarism is identified, the Managing Editor will review the manuscript and find out the degree of plagiarism under the following guideline and the Editor-in-Chief will take action accordingly.
1. Plagiarism Offense Type I (Minor Offense):
If some portion (less than two complete or part of it) of any article is plagiarized without significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have minor plagiarism offence.
Penalties: The last warning with the possibilities of penalties of type II and type III offence is given to the author(s) and a request to rewrite the plagiarized contents of the manuscript with proper citation of the original article.
2. Plagiarism Offense Type II (Intermediate Offense):
If a significant portion (more than two complete or less than 25% of the total content) of any article is plagiarized without significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have intermediate plagiarism offence.
Penalties: The submitted article is rejected and the author(s) is/are not allowed to resubmission the manuscript.
3. Plagiarism Offense Type III (Severe Offense):
If a significant portion (more than 25% of the total content) of any article is plagiarized with significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have severe plagiarism offence.
Penalties: The paper is rejected and the author(s) is/are kept in the blacklist for 3 to 10 years of time depending on the severity of the plagiarism.