Green publishers uses firm means to prevent any form of plagiarized material from being published from its platform. All submission here is checked against a comprehensive database of publications and articles to detect the similarity percentage of submitted article with the already published database. Only a precise percentage of content overlap is considered for acceptance of submission. Green publishers follows the COPE guidelines on plagiarism to detect, prevent and deal with plagiarism material, for further details on this policy readers are advised to visit the COPE website. Please note that plagiarism has been well described as a fraudulent practice in the world of research and publication and therefore, authors are suggested to pay attention to below features that are considered as plagiarism, in order to prevent themselves getting involved in it. The following important features can assist in identifying different kinds of plagiarized content. These are:
- Higher similarity in the abstract, introduction, materials and methods, and discussion and conclusion sections indicates that the manuscript may contain plagiarized text. Authors can easily explain these parts of the manuscript in many ways. However, technical terms and sometimes standard procedures cannot be rephrased; therefore, Editors must carefully review these sections before deciding.
- Word-to-word copying of text without putting quotation marks and not properly acknowledging the original author.
- Reproduction of other authors' words, sentences, ideas, or findings claiming as one's own without proper acknowledgement to the original authors.
- Correctly citing but poorly quoting the original text of earlier published work is considered as an accidental plagiarism. Therefore, authors should properly quote as well as cite the original source.
- Self-plagiarism or Text-recycling is using some part of a previous publication without proper citation and acknowledgement of the source.
- Paraphrasing: Copying of complete paragraphs from some other article and pasting it in oneâ€™s own article while modifying/replacing only a few words without changing the structure of original sentences; or changing the sentence structures but without any alteration of the words.
It is clearly announced that at Green publishers any form of plagiarized material, if detected after the publication of an article, will be taken critically and this may bring serious results to the authors. We reserve the right to retract such articles, and approach and inform the authorsâ€™ institutions about any such malpractice made by them. A 'Retraction Note' will be published on the journalâ€™s website at the relevant page of plagiarized manuscript.