IJSM has strict and non-negotiable anti-plagiarism policies. IJSM’s advisory and editorial boards believe in the sanctity of original work, and, as such, checks every submitted paper for plagiarism using a dedicated software by CrossRef Similarity Check, iThenticate.
In the event that plagiarism is detected, IJSM reserves the right to take the necessary actions in accordance with its ethical policies, including but not limited to the retraction of the manuscript.
The index of the manuscript should not be more than 20% in any case. Plagiarism is a serious issue and very easy to avoid.
If you’d like to find out more information about the software IJSM uses to evaluate papers for plagiarism, click on the following link: http://www.crossref.org/similaritycheck.html.