BioScientia Medicinarecognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all author and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by BioScientia Medicinaanti-plagiarism software detection in an article that is submitted for publication.
“Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course.
This definition of plagiarism applies for copied text and ideas:
(i) regardless of the source of the copied text or idea;
(ii) regardless of whether the author(s) of the text or idea which you have copied actually copied that text or idea from another source;
(iii) regardless of whether or not the authorship of the text or idea which you copy is known;
(iv) regardless of the nature of your text (journal paper/article, web page, book chapter, paper submitted for a college course, etc) into which you copy the text or idea;
(v) regardless of whether or not the author of the source of the copied material gives permission for the material to be copied; and
(vi) regardless of whether you are or are not the author of the source of the copied text or idea (self-plagiarism).
This definition also applies to figures and figure legends and for tables and table legends which you copy into your text.”Quoted from “Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It”, Peter Cobbett, Ph.D., August 2016.
The article must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
When plagiarism is identified by the software of BioScientia Medicina, the Editorial Board responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:
A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other papers or publications.
Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.
A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of a article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.
Punishment: The submitted article is automatic rejected.
A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.
Punishment: The paper is automatic rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to BioScientia Medicina.
It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all sign the BioScientia MedicinaCopyright Transfer Form. If a penalty is imposed for the article, all authors will be subject to the same penalty without exception.For self-plagiarism, intermediate plagiarism is categorized if less than one-half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper. Minor self-plagiarism is classified if experimental or methods section is major similar or quite similar of previously published.
If an author uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. The BioScientia Medicinalayout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list.
If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor in Chief/Editorial Team who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the homepage of BioScientia Medicinawith the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the authors with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript. A sentence shall be added to the statement agreement form to indicate that the author(s) have read the Plagiarism Policy.