Plagiarism Policy

The JIPR Editorial Team recognizes that plagiarism is unacceptable and has therefore established the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication on JIPR.

Plagiarism is an act of intentionally or unintentionally obtaining or trying to obtain credit or value for a scientific work, by quoting part or all of another party's work and/or scientific work which is recognized as scientific work, without stating the source accurately and adequately.

For that, then:

Articles must be original, previously unpublished, and not awaiting publication elsewhere. Material taken verbally from other sources needs to be clearly identified so that it is different from the original text.

If plagiarism is identified, then, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for reviewing the article and will approve action according to the level of plagiarism detected, with the following guidelines:

Plagiarism Rate
1. Plagiarize some short sentences from other articles without citing the source. Action: The author is given a warning and a request to change the text and cite it properly.
2. Plagiarizing large portions of other articles without proper citation and not citing the source. Action: The submitted article is rejected for publication in JIPR and the author may be sanctioned for not being allowed to publish in JIPR

All article authors are responsible for the content of the articles they submit because they all sign the JIPR Publication Ethics Statement Form. If the article is classified as plagiarized, then all authors will be subject to the same action.

If the author is proven to have submitted a manuscript to JIPR while simultaneously sending it to another journal, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after publication, then action will be taken according to point 2 above.

If an act of plagiarism is found outside the above rules, the JIPR editor has the right to impose sanctions according to the editorial team's policy.