- Publications are the end-products of the scientific work and their quality reflects the research work. A published paper becomes a source for references, post-publication review and critique. To contribute to the bulk of knowledge, the paper should be credible.
- JSMDC follows the PMDC and HEC criteria for all types of plagiarism. The criteria can be accessed at pmdc.org.pk and www.hec.gov.pk.
- All the submitted manuscripts will be checked for potential plagiarism by ‘’TURNITIN "software. Articles with similarity index more than 19% will not be published.
- If the submitted article is found to have been totally or substantially plagiarized then the article is rejected outright with information to the author.
- Plagiarism certificate is sent to the corresponding author and the article is reconsidered after amendments.
- For published articles, the allegedly plagiarized article will be temporarily retracted from the issue and a notice to the effect will be published in the JSMDC.