Medphoenix checks the possible plagiarism of all submitted manuscript. The plagiarism reports are made on each article. Editors make the final decision according to the plagiarism reports. Authors might be asked to edit their manuscripts or manuscripts might be terminated from the process.

All the responsibility of the manuscripts regarding plagiarism belongs to the authors. On the basis of extent of the plagiarism, the editorial team will  decide  whether  to  accept  the  manuscript  and  proceed for the further peer-review process or reject the manuscript from the editorial Identification & Dealing with Research Misconduct desk. The plagiarism is  an  act  of  copying  someone's  theories,  ideas,  or  statements  without  giving the explicit acknowledgement to the author of the original source. It is assumed unethical in scientific writing. 

Any  text  with  someone's  view,  idea,  findings  should  be  explicitly  acknowledged  and  any  photograph,  figure  and  graphic  material  reproduced  from another source should be presented with permission from the person or copyright holder. The editorial board of the JNMC will not accept manuscript with plagiarism in any form.

Once the  plagiarism  is  identified,  the  Editor  will  warn  the  author  with  its  future consequences, and ask to revise the manuscript converting the plagiarized content into the unique one. If the authors don’t correct it, the editorial board will take action on the basis of the degree of plagiarism under the following guidelines.

  1. Plagiarism Offense Type I  (Minor  Offense):  If  some  portion  (less  than  two  complete  paragraph  or  less  than  15%  of  the  total  content)  of  any  article  is  plagiarized  without  significant  data  or  idea,  then  it  is  assumed  to  have  minor  plagiarism offence. Penalties: The last warning with the possibilities of penalties of type II and type III offence  is  given  to  the  author(s)  and  asked  to  resubmit  the  manuscript  after  rewriting  the  plagiarized  contents  of  the  manuscript  with  proper  citation  of  the  original article.
  1. Plagiarism Offense Type II (Intermediate Offense): If a significant portion (more than two complete paragraph or less than 25% of the total content) of any article is plagiarized without significant data  or  idea,  then  it  is  assumed  to  have intermediate plagiarism offence. Penalties: The submitted article is rejected and the author(s) is/are not allowed to resubmission of the manuscript at least for one year.
  1. Plagiarism Offense Type III (Severe Offense): If a significant portion (more than 25% of the total content) of any article is plagiarized with significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have severe plagiarism offence.

Penalties: The paper is rejected and the author(s) is/are kept in blacklist for 3 to 10 years of time depending on the severity of the plagiarism.