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Plagiarism Policy

At the Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (JMID), we uphold rigorous standards of integrity in scholarly publishing and consider plagiarism a serious violation of academic and ethical norms. To ensure the originality of the work we publish, we have implemented a comprehensive plagiarism policy. Points covered in this policy include:

Forms of plagiarism:

  • Direct copying of text, data, or ideas without proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing or rephrasing without proper acknowledgment.
  • Self-plagiarism, involving the reuse of one's own work without citation.
  • Verbatim or near-verbatim translation without appropriate citation.
  • Unauthorized use of intellectual property, including images, figures, or tables, without attribution.

Consequences of plagiarism:

  • Plagiarized content is highlighted for authors to address.
  • Depending on severity, manuscripts may be rejected or returned for revisions.
  • Serious or repeated cases may result in notification to institutions or funding agencies.
  • Authors may face temporary or permanent submission bans and other actions to maintain academic integrity.
  • Post-publication, articles may be retracted in line with JMID's correction and retraction policy.


Preventing plagiarism:

Authors are encouraged to:

  • Clearly cite and reference all sources.
  • Attribute quoted or paraphrased content appropriately.
  • Seek permission for copyrighted material.
  • Avoid self-plagiarism by citing and referencing prior work.
  • Utilize plagiarism detection software before submission.

Plagiarism induced by repository deposition:

Authors submitting previously deposited manuscripts or theses must:

  • Provide proper citation and attribution to the initial repository.
  • Ensure originality or compliance with copyright agreements for repository material.
  • Reuse material with proper paraphrasing and clear attribution to the original repository.
  • Clearly state repository deposition during the submission process for transparent review.

In our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and originality, the Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (JMID) consistently utilizes iThenticate as a robust plagiarism detection tool for each submitted manuscript. This comprehensive process involves two thorough checks: the first during the initial submission before peer-review, and the second before acceptance, encompassing all peer-review and revision stages. iThenticate plays a pivotal role in preserving the authenticity of all submitted manuscripts throughout the entire editorial process. The scholarly integrity of our publication is paramount, leading us to establish stringent guidelines to ensure that instances of plagiarism do not exceed 20% at any stage of the manuscript submission, including during the revised manuscript submission. Our meticulously crafted plagiarism policy comprehensively addresses various forms of plagiarism, ranging from direct text copying and paraphrasing without proper acknowledgment to instances of self-plagiarism and unauthorized use of intellectual property, such as images and figures.