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International Journal of Current Research in Physiology and Pharmacology

Plagiarism Policy

Before the peer review process begins for submissions to the 'International Journal of Current Research in Physiology and Pharmacology', a critical step is taken to ensure the originality and integrity of the work: plagiarism checking. Here's how this process works:

  1. Initial Plagiarism Screening: Once a manuscript is submitted, it is first screened using plagiarism detection software. This software compares the submitted content against a vast database of published works to identify any potential instances of plagiarism.

  2. Handling Detected Plagiarism:

    • 5% to 30% Plagiarism: If the software detects that between 5% and 30% of the manuscript's content matches existing sources, the manuscript is returned to the author(s) for correction. The author(s) are expected to revise the manuscript to address the plagiarism issues.
    • More than 30% Plagiarism: In cases where plagiarism is detected in more than 30% of the manuscript, it is outright rejected. The authors are then advised to thoroughly revise their manuscript to significantly reduce the plagiarized content before considering resubmission.
  3. Adherence to COPE Guidelines: The journal follows the guidelines set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). These guidelines provide a framework for handling various ethical issues that can arise in the publication process, including plagiarism. By adhering to these guidelines, the journal ensures that ethical standards are maintained, promoting integrity and trust in the scholarly publication process.

The use of plagiarism detection software and adherence to COPE guidelines underscores the journal’s commitment to publishing original, high-quality research. This process not only safeguards the integrity of the journal but also upholds the standards of the broader academic community.