1. Introduction: Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic and professional ethics. Pexacy International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science (PIJPS) is committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and takes a firm stance against plagiarism in all its forms. This policy outlines the definition of plagiarism, the procedures for detecting and handling plagiarism, and the consequences for those found to have committed plagiarism.
2. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as the act of presenting someone else’s ideas, words, expressions, or entire work as one’s own original work without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. Directly copying text, images, or data without citation.
b. Paraphrasing someone else’s work without proper acknowledgment.
c. Using someone else’s ideas without proper citation.
d. Self-plagiarism, where authors reuse their own previously published work without proper citation.
3. Detection of Plagiarism: PIJPS employs various methods to detect plagiarism, including:
a. Utilizing plagiarism detection software.
b. Manual examination by editors and reviewers.
c. Encouraging readers and community members to report suspected cases.
a. Authors: Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submitted manuscripts are free from plagiarism. They must properly cite all sources and obtain necessary permissions for reused content.
b. Reviewers and Editors: Reviewers and editors are responsible for identifying and reporting any suspected plagiarism. They must maintain confidentiality during this process.
5. Handling of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is suspected, the following steps will be taken:
a. Initial investigation by the editor to confirm the presence of plagiarism.
b. Notification to the author(s) to provide an explanation.
c. If plagiarism is confirmed, appropriate actions will be taken as outlined in Section 6.
6. Consequences of Plagiarism:
The consequences for plagiarism may include, but are not limited to:
a. Rejection of the submitted manuscript.
b. Retraction of published articles.
c. Reporting the incident to the author’s affiliated institution.
d. Temporary or permanent ban on future submissions.
e. Legal actions if warranted.
7. Appeals: Authors may appeal decisions related to plagiarism by submitting a written request to the editorial board. The appeal will be reviewed, and a final decision will be communicated to the author.
8. Education and Prevention: PIJPS is committed to educating authors, reviewers, and editors about plagiarism and how to prevent it. Resources and guidelines will be made available on the journal’s website.
9. Updates and Revisions: This policy may be updated or revised periodically to reflect changes in best practices or legal requirements.
10. Contact Information: For questions or concerns related to this policy, please contact.