Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy

Hamdard Journal of Pharmacy is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing practices. Plagiarism, in all its forms, is considered a serious offense and will not be tolerated.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using or passing off another person's work, ideas, or words as one's own without proper credit or acknowledgement. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbatim copying of text, images, or data without proper citation
  • Paraphrasing or rephrasing without proper credit
  • Using others' research or ideas without proper acknowledgement
  • Self-plagiarism (reusing one's own previously published work without proper citation)


1. Submission: Authors are required to submit original work that has not been published or submitted elsewhere. By submitting their work, authors acknowledge that it is their own original work and that they have properly cited all sources.
2. Screening: All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin. Papers found to contain plagiarism will be rejected or sent back to the author for revision. If plagiarized material is found to be more than 18% in the manuscripts, the concerned authors are required to modify the submitted manuscript.
3. Investigation: In cases of suspected plagiarism, the editorial team will conduct a thorough investigation, which may include contacting the author's institution or other experts in the field.
4. Consequences: Plagiarism can result in:
Rejection of the manuscript
Retraction of the published paper
ban on future submissions to the journal
Notification of the author's institution or funding agency

Author Responsibilities

Ensure that all work is original and properly cited.
Properly acknowledge all sources and contributions.
Notify the editorial team of any potential conflicts of interest or ethical issues.

The HJP editorial board will Ensure that all submissions are screened for plagiarism.
Conduct thorough investigations into suspected plagiarism.
Take appropriate action in cases of plagiarism.
Educate authors and reviewers on plagiarism and ethical publishing practices.