Plagiarism Prevention

Plagiarism Prevention Policy:

Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication, the authors agree that Lifescience Global has the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered.

Lifescience Global uses advanced soft wares to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. These soft wares check the content against a database of periodicals, Internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage overlap between the uploaded article and the already published material. Any piece of content overlap is further examined for suspected plagiarism according to the Lifescience Global Editorial Policies. Lifescience Global allows an overall similarity of 20% for a manuscript to be acknowledged for publication. The similarity percentage is further checked keeping the following important points in view:

Types of Plagiarism: We all understand that scholarly manuscripts are drafted after a careful review of previously published articles. It is therefore, not easy to draw a clear boundary between legitimate representation and plagiarism; and authors may be prone to practice plagiarism, although unintentionally. However, the following important features can assist the authors in identifying different kinds of plagiarized content.

  • Reproduction of others' words, sentences, ideas, or findings as one's own without proper acknowledgment.
  • Text recycling, also known as self-plagiarism: Here, the author reuses his/her own work from a former publication without proper citation and acknowledgment of the original source.
  • Poor paraphrasing, copying complete paragraphs, and modifying a few words without changing the structure of original sentences, or changing the sentence structure but not the words.
  • Word-for-word copying of text without placing quotation marks and not acknowledging the work of original author.
  • Correctly citing a work but poorly paraphrasing the original text is considered unintentional plagiarism. Similarly, manuscripts using both paraphrasing and quoting for a similar idea are not acceptable. Authors should either paraphrase properly, or quote and, in both cases, cite the original source.

Authors are hence, suggested to check for all of the above instances before final submission of their articles to the journal.

Plagiarism in Published Manuscripts: Published manuscripts containing plagiarized text are retracted from the journal website after careful investigation and approval by the Journal's Editor-in-Chief. A 'Retraction Note'(briefly describing the reason for retraction) and a link to the original study are published with the plagiarized manuscript on journal’s website.

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