The editor will screen manuscript plagiarism using the Turnitin app. The maximum similarity is 30%, and the author must reduce it after the review evaluation process. The editor provides this facility. As the comment editor on the manuscript process, who will deliver the screening results simultaneously? Plagiarism screening will be conducted by JAND: Journal of Applied Nutrition and Dietetic Editorial Team using the Turnitin app.
Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else’s initial ideas, processes, results, or words without explicit acknowledgment of the original author and source. Self-plagiarism occurs when an author utilizes a large part of their previously published work without appropriate references. This can range from getting the same manuscript published in multiple journals to modifying a previously published manuscript with new data.
Types of Plagiarism
Full Plagiarism: Previously published content is considered full plagiarism without changes to the text, idea, and grammar. It involves presenting exact text from a source as one’s own.
Partial Plagiarism: If the content is a mixture of multiple sources, where the author has extensively rephrased text, it is known as partial plagiarism.
Self-Plagiarism: When an author reuses complete or portions of their pre-published research, 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.
- Full plagiarism, partial plagiarism, and self-plagiarism are not allowed.
- The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
- An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.