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JIIMC follows the guidelines of ICMJE, PMDC and HEC for any kind of plagiarism. These guidelines can be accessed at www.icmje.orgwww.pmdc.gov.pk  and www.Hec.gov.pk . Author is advised to go through these guidelines before submitting their manuscript with JIIMC. The cases of plagiarism will be dealt according to rules and regulations/recommendation of the ICMJE, PMDC and HEC. The disciplinary committee of JIIMC comprises of the staff, Managing editors and Editor in Chief to deal with cases of plagiarism.

All  articles  submitted  to  JIIMC are  checked by antiplagiarism software TURNITIN. JIIMC   follows   the   standard   definition   and   description   of   plagiarism and follow the recommendations by Committee   of   Publication   Ethics   (COPE), ICMJE, Pakistan Association   of   Medical   Editors   (PAME),   Higher   Education Commission   (HEC)   of Pakistan policies   about plagiarism available on www.cope.org.

  • 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   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  he   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 an 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 watch. HEC, PMDC 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