Research Misconduct and Plagiarism

The KJHSS has a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism and research misconduct. All submissions are scanned for possible plagiarism. When plagiarism is detected and confirmed, the article is immediately rejected for publication and the offending author is blacklisted from further publication with Khazar University Press journals.

The KJHSS follows the COPE guidelines regarding allegations of research misconduct in its publications Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors.

The KJHSS follows the conflict of interest policy of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA).

Plagiarism policy

The KJHSS strictly prohibit publishing plagiarized articles. It is a serious issue and can be easily avoidable by giving the credit to the authors. Authors should ensure and need to abide with the below points while submitting a manuscript to journal.

  • Submissions to KJHSS should be original.
  • Overall similarity index of the manuscript should not be more than 15% for research article and 20% for review article with limitation of less than 3% similarity from any individual source.
  • Author should not use someone else idea or previously published work without proper attribution.
  • Authors should not use any personal information without the consent of the patient.
  • Authors should not use figures, images, tables if they have copyright issues.
  • Authors should not use experimental results of other researchers and claim it as theirs. It is violating the publication ethics.
  • If publisher recognizes the plagiarism after publishing the article, then with the support of the academic editor, journal we will take the decision in further to retract or modify the published article.
  • If we notice any article publishing twice in multiple journals, then editorial office will investigate and take the decision accordingly.
  • Self-plagiarism can be considered as unethical- such as when the author declare that a publication consists of new material, but it actually contains a lot of recycled material (can be used under fair terms). But the author can make use of his own conference proceedings but that does require the source to be cited.

KJHSS uses the anti-plagiarism software "Strike" to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts which compare content against its database of periodicals, the Internet, as well as other wide-range databases of articles.