Screening of Plagiarism

GHMJ (Global Health Management Journal)  is a member of CrossCheck’s plagiarism detection initiative and takes all cases of publication misconduct seriously. Any suspected covert duplicate manuscript submission cases will be handled as outlined in the COPE guidelines. In addition, GHMJ endorses the policies of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) concerning overlapping publications.

GHMJ screens each article two times during submission and after revision using Similarity Check service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate. It is recommended to have less than 15% of similarity index; each reference similarity should not exceed 1%. However, each article is seen per article basis considering many factors, such as if authors "copy paste" one or two paragraphs or copy from AI generated texts, and references will be excluded during the screening.

Authors can adhere to the following steps to report plagiarism:

  • Inform the editor of the journal where a plagiarized article is published.
  • Send original and plagiarized papers with plagiarized parts highlighted.
  • If evidence of plagiarism is convincing, the editor should arrange a disciplinary meeting.
  • Editor of the journal where the plagiarized article should communicate with the journal's editor containing the original article to rectify the matter.
  • The plagiarist should be asked to provide an explanation.
  • The article should be permanently retracted in case of nonresponse in the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation.
  • The authors should be blacklisted and debarred for submitting an article to a particular journal for at least five (5) years.
  • The concerned head of the institution has to be notified.