Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism and its types

Plagiarism is demonstrating someone else’s ideas, results or processes or words as own, with or without approval, by including them into work without full acknowledgment of the original author and source. Plagiarism is considered to have happened when substantial parts of a paper have been copied from current formerly published resources. Self-plagiarism happens when an author exploits large portion of his/her own formerly published work without providing appropriate citations. Self-plagiarism can range from getting the same material published in multiple journals to modifying a formerly published paper with some new data.

Types of Plagiarism

The following types of plagiarism are examined by JMER:

  1. Using the exact content from the other source without any changes to the text, grammar and idea is viewed as full plagiarism. Intentionally using slices of another author's manuscript;
  2. Copying text from the internet;
  3. Using parts of another author's manuscript, in particular, illustrations, equations graphs, figures, tables, photographs that are not common knowledge, or intentionally using whole sentences without providing references;
  4. If an article submitted to the JMER was initially published in another language, the title, date of original publication as well as journal must be indicated by the authors, the copyright must be also submitted. The handling editor may admit such a translated publication to attract attention of a wider audience;
  5. If author uses material from the other manuscript then he/she must cite the same in references. Otherwise the author needs to change the language entirely and use his/ her own language;
  6. Self-plagiarism: reuse of substantial portions of one's own copyrighted work without providing references to the original source. Whole self-plagiarism is a case of republishing by the author his/her own formerly published work in a new journal in the same language. Self-plagiarism not relevant to publications based on the author's own formerly copyrighted work (for example, appearing in a conference proceedings) where an exact reference is made to the preceding publication. Such reuse of material does not require citation marks to define the reused text but does require that the source be quoted.

Plagiarism policy actions

The JMER is rigidly against any act of plagiarism in any form. By submitting author(s) article to the JMER it is expected that it is an original paper, unpublished work which is not under reviewing elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author(s) own work in the same language, in general or partially without appropriate citation is not accepted by the JMER.

All papers submitted for publication JMER are cross-checked for plagiarism with the use of anti-plagiarism software. If plagiarism has been found out in any stage of article process, a handling editor will alarm the same to the author(s) and will request them to rewrite the content or provide citations the references from where the content has been replicated.

If a case of plagiarism has been detected after an article has been published in the JMER, the journal will conduct an initial study. If plagiarism has been identified, the editorial office of JMER will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. A determination of unethical behavior will lead the JMER to form a statement, linked online to and from the original article, to mention the plagiarism and to provide appropriate references to the plagiarised portions of material. The article comprising the plagiarism will also be noticeably marked on each page of the PDF paper. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the article may also be formally withdrawn.