Plagiarism Policy

While preparing a manuscript, authors should ensure that their contents are original. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they must cite or quote them appropriately. iThenticate will be used to check all articles submitted to GJPB for plagiarism (online plagiarism detection software). If plagiarism is detected during the review/editorial process, the manuscript(s) will be automatically rejected. If plagiarism is found after publication, the manuscript(s) will be retracted from the journal along with an appropriate announcement, which includes but is not limited to debarring the authors from publication in the future.  We can bring such case(s) in the notice of author's funding agencies, author's institutes (where they work) and to the original authors whose work has been plagiarized.

If plagiarism is detected during the initial screening process, such manuscript(s) will be rejected immediately, or the author will be asked to amend it. The handling editor makes the final choice.

When dealing with plagiarism issues, COPE flow charts (please see the link below) should be taken into account.

Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript.