Plagiarism Policy

Jurnal Kesehatan dan Keperawatan Bethesda (JKKB) upholds the highest standards of publication ethics and takes a strong stance against plagiarism. The following guidelines outline our policies and procedures regarding plagiarism:

1. Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Direct Plagiarism: Copying text from another source without proper attribution.
  • Self-Plagiarism: Reusing one's own previously published work or parts thereof without appropriate citation.
  • Mosaic Plagiarism: Borrowing phrases from a source without using quotation marks or finding synonyms for the author’s language while keeping to the same general structure and meaning of the original.
  • Paraphrasing Plagiarism: Restating someone else’s ideas without proper attribution.

2. Policy and Procedures:

  • Submission Screening: All submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism using reliable plagiarism detection software before they undergo the peer review process.
  • Identification of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is detected at any stage of the publication process (submission, review, or post-publication), the authors will be contacted and required to provide an explanation.
  • Minor Plagiarism: For cases where minor plagiarism (e.g., a few sentences) is detected, authors will be asked to revise the text and properly cite the original sources.
  • Major Plagiarism: For cases where substantial plagiarism is identified, the manuscript will be rejected outright. If the manuscript has already been published, a retraction notice will be issued and the published article will be removed from the journal’s online platform.

3. Authors' Responsibilities:

  • Authors must ensure that their work is entirely original and that all sources and references are properly cited.
  • Authors must not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously.
  • Authors must not reuse their own previously published work without proper citation (self-plagiarism).
  • Authors must obtain permission for any third-party material used in their manuscript and ensure proper attribution.

4. Editors' and Reviewers' Responsibilities:

  • Editors and reviewers are responsible for identifying and reporting any suspected cases of plagiarism.
  • Editors will follow the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines to handle cases of suspected plagiarism.
  • Reviewers are expected to report any overlap or similarity between the manuscript under review and any other published work they are aware of.

5. Consequences of Plagiarism:

  • Manuscripts with detected plagiarism will be rejected immediately and will not be considered for future publication in JKKB.
  • Authors involved in plagiarism may be banned from submitting to JKKB for a specified period.
  • Institutions affiliated with the authors may be notified of the plagiarism incident.

6. Retraction Policy:

  • In cases where plagiarism is identified post-publication, a retraction notice will be issued, and the article will be removed from the journal’s online platform.
  • The retraction notice will detail the reasons for retraction and will be linked to the retracted article.

By adhering to this Plagiarism Policy, Jurnal Kesehatan dan Keperawatan Bethesda (JKKB) aims to maintain the integrity and credibility of the academic record, ensuring that all published work is original, properly attributed, and free of plagiarism.