In every Journal and publications, Plagiarism can be avoided by employing an Anti-Plagiarism Software. This software identifies and matches the relevant keywords and sentences. It also identifies the subtle matching which at times reflects as paraphrasing. This software on the first hand should be used by the author, or those who receives the paper to be published. Different publishers uses this Plagiarism Checker for manuscript review or during preproduction process before finalizing the publication. CCN subjects all manuscripts to anti plagiarism software as part of its preliminary consideration of each paper before peer review.

Professional publishers also undertake certificate from author of the article, in addition to certifying that each meets the criteria for authorship—also certifies that the manuscript is entirely composed of original content that neither copies nor infringes upon the copyright or other proprietary rights of any other party and that the author has provided all necessary written permissions for using or reproducing any parts of the paper owned by others. Authors reconsider and even correct the plagiarism problem in the article to avert the dishonesty as their signature would present.

In real world, editors have a duty to act if they suspect dishonesty or misconduct.

Lessons for Plagiarists

Publishers are very serious about their policy of Plagiarism. There is no way to know whether plagiarists ever learn anything instructive when they are caught and exposed. CCN takes plagiarism very seriously and will do everything to prevent, thwart, require retraction, and expose the plagiarist’s ethical and professional misconduct to the widest audience possible. Once a plagiarist is unmasked, a few additional lessons might be worthwhile to learn.

Rather than attempting to defend indefensible behaviour, admit to the full extent of your theft.

Rather than suggesting excuses such as inexperience with publication or not keeping track of references as causes of your behaviour, run every one of your previously published papers through plagiarism detection software to determine how widespread your personal incidence of plagiarism is.

Use anti plagiarism software to identify and remove plagiarism before you submit or resubmit any paper for publication.

Give some consideration to others who have been subjected to the aftermath of your behaviour. Send individual letters of apology to the author of the work you plagiarized, to the editor and readers of the journal whose content you plagiarized, and to the editor and readers of the journal that published your paper for the wrongs you have inflicted upon them as well as for the considerable time and resources they spent investigating and responding to your transgressions.

Plagiarism in Scientific Publishing

Scientific publishing is a crucial product of scientist work. The number of publications and their quoting is measures of scientist success while unpublished researches are invisible to the scientific community and as such fictional.

Although the truth should be the aim of scientific research, it is not guiding fact for all scientists. The best way to reach the truth in its study and to avoid the methodological and ethical mistakes is to consistently apply scientific methods like CFP(Check-For-Plag) and ethical standards in research.

Publications are the end-products of the scientific work, and their quantity and citability are keys to the promotion of scientists. Once published, a scholarly paper becomes a source for references, post publication review and critique. To contribute to the bulk of knowledge of evidence-based medicine, the paper should be credible. It should be based on optimal research design and reporting.

By claiming authorship of scholarly works, researchers get promotion and numerous other academic benefits. However, they also become responsible for what they publish and influence future publications and science and education at large.

Plagiarism for Publishers/Societies

Authors should:

Always follow rules of properly citing references, acknowledging ideas taken at conferences and formal/informal discussions.

References must contain full bibliographic information.

Each source cited in the text must be listed in the bibliography.

Quotation marks should be used if more than 6 consecutive words are copied.

Obtain permission from other authors/publishers to reproduce copyright-protected graphics or text.

It should be also noted that plagiarism can be detected electronically by CFP.

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