Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results or words without explicit acknowledgement of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes large part of his/her own previously published work without using appropriate references. This can range from getting the same manuscript published in multiple journals to modifying a previously published manuscript with some new data. We at The RMJ believe that plagiarism is dishonest. The art of writing without any new innovative ideas from authors will create an inequality between knowledge and understanding and thus, this way of providing information to public is invaluable. The proper way of giving credit to original information is by citing and acknowledging. This will definitely embellish original author’s value of work.
Types of Plagiarism
The following types of plagiarism are considered by the journal:
- Full Plagiarism: Previously published content without any changes to the text, idea and grammar is considered as full plagiarism. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.
- Partial Plagiarism: If content is a mixture from multiple different sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, then it is known as partial plagiarism.
- Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, then it is known as self-plagiarism. Complete self-plagiarism is a case when an author republishes their own previously published work in a new journal.
The Rajasthan Medical Journal has a strict zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. All manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal are cross-checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts found to be plagiarized during initial stages of review are out-rightly rejected and not considered for publication in the journal. In case a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, may be with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose. If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the paper may be formally retracted.
The RMJ does not embolden any form of Plagiarism. Hence, we strongly recommend you to check your content before submitting it to the journal for publication. Editorial board shall never be responsible for plagiarism reports, complaints and legal actions. Author(s) are 100% responsible for plagiarism issues, unlawful contents and defamatory, etc.