Plagiarism Policy

JIIMC follows the standard definition/description of plagiarism and the recommendations/ guidelines of Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) https://publicationethics.org/corepractices ,ICMJE www.icmje.org, WAME, https://www.wame.org/policies, Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan policies about plagiarism https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Plagiarism/Pages/default.aspx. Authors are advised to go through these guidelines carefully before submitting their manuscript with JIIMC. The cases of plagiarism will be dealt according to the rules/ regulations and recommendation of the ICMJE, COPE and WAME and HEC. The disciplinary committee of JIIMC comprises of the Editor in Chief and Managing editor of the journal to deal with cases of plagiarism. All  articles  submitted  to  JIIMC are  checked by  antiplagiarism software “TURNITIN”.

  • Logical contribution and  originality  of  every  manuscript  is  to  be  defined by the authors and it is the responsibility   of   authors   to   be   mindful about various types of plagiarism like   plagiarism   of   ideas,   text,  paraphrasing,   self   plagiarism   including plagiarism   of   ideas,   text,  paraphrasing,   self   plagiarism   including   redundant/duplicate publication,   salami   slicing   (data   fragmentation)  and  text  recycling  etc. Unawareness about plagiarism and its various types will not be accepted as an explanation.
  • Any manuscript   submitted   for   publication   or   a   manuscript  accepted for publication or even an article   that   has   already   been   published in the journal, if found to be  plagiarized,  the  matter  will  be  dealt   with   in accordance to COPE   guidelines.
  • Editorial board will immediately stop the processing/publication of his article and will   ask   for   an   explanation  from  the  corresponding author. He will be liable to respond   with   an   explanation   in 04 weeks.
  • In case of satisfactory explanation editorial board may recommend appropriate changes  after which the review process for the  submitted   manuscript   may   commence.
  • In case of  non  response  in  the  required   time   or   unsatisfactory   explanation,   the editorial   board will decide about the fate of the article and authors, including rejection of the manuscript, withdrawal of   already   published   article (as the case may be).
  • Barring the  authors(s)  from  further publication in the JIIMC for one  year  or permanent, depending  upon the nature of offence.
  • The author will be on the watch. HEC and author’s institute will also be notified for information and possible action.
  • In case   of   multiple   submissions, editors of other journals will also be informed. The   author(s)   will   have   to   provide   documentary  proof  of  retraction  from publication, if such a defence is pleaded.
  • Those claiming  intellectual/idea  or  data theft of an article must provide documentary proof in their claim