Journal of Sheikh Zayed Medical College, follows the ICMJE policy, PMDC and HEC criteria for all forms of plagiarism. The detail is available at www.icmje.org, www.pmdc.org.pk and www.hec.gov.pk
This is the authors’ responsibility to be aware of plagiarism in any form. Manuscripts submitted to JSZMC are checked for originality. The disciplinary committee of JSZMC would deal with cases of plagiarism, which includes the editors and the staff.
For a plagiarized article in processing, the identification of act will lead to dropping of article from further processing/ consideration of publication. The author will be required to give an explanation on demand. In case of an unsatisfactory reply, the matter will be referred to the disciplinary committee that may decide the course of action. For a published articles, the allegedly plagiarized article will be temporarily retracted from publication and a notice to the effect will be published in the JSZMC. The author will be served an explanation demand. In case of non response in the stipulated time or unsatisfactory explanation, the article will be permanently retracted and the author will be on watch. HEC, PMDC and author’s institute will also be notified. In case of multiple submissions, other editors will also be informed. The author(s) will have to provide documentary proof of retraction from publication, if such a defense is pleaded. Those claiming intellectual/idea or data theft of an article must provide documentary proof in their claim.