Plagiarism is the appropriation, by copying or paraphrasing all or part of the authorship without permission, credit, or acknowledgement, of an original work of others. To avoid plagiarism, the authors who have made a specific position on a topic must be quoted with punctuation or the thoughts or ideas collected from other sources reformulated, with crediting the authors. A proper use of quotation of the sources helps to avoid plagiarism. Liability for plagiarism lays exclusively on the authors: by submitting their manuscripts, they guarantee that their work is original, and all sources have been properly referenced.
JLMI adopts the following anti-plagiarism policy.
Authors are required to check that their submissions do not contain plagiarism. The Editorial Board also double-checks all contributions, by employing tools to detect plagiarism, that include Google’s search engine and specific software such as Turnitin.
Upon their receipt, submitted articles are screened for plagiarism by a member of the Editorial Board. Only if this check has proven negative, the articles are forwarded to the reviewers.
All this notwithstanding, it may happen that some plagiarism escapes the authors’ awareness or the Journal’s control. Authors who find their work plagiarised may report plagiarism to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by submitting both the original article and the allegedly plagiarising one, with plagiarised parts highlighted or underlined. The Editorial Board will act promptly to address all such reports. In particular, it will ask the author to offer clarifications within two weeks. If the author does not reply within this deadline, or if the clarifications are deemed unsatisfactory by the Editorial Board, the article will be immediately withdrawn from publication.