Plagiarism can be defined as the using of someone's ideas, thoughts, work contents or procedures without authorization. When the content is being reused without proper citations to the creator or without the knowledge of the creator, it is also termed as Plagiarism according to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism is recognized as a serious academic offence. All manuscripts received towards Chembio journals are scanned for plagiarism. If potential plagiarism is detected, authors will be contacted for clarification. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it is necessary to indicate the source of the information within your paper using an internal citation. Failing to properly quote, cite or acknowledge someone else's words or ideas with an internal citation is plagiarism.
Plagiarism has different categories namely self, unintentional or blatant. Self Plagiarism refers to the process where the contributor or Author copies his/her idea even after it has been published and credited for. Unintentional plagiarism arises from the fact that the author is careless about the citations and sources from which information is derived. On the other hand, blatant Plagiarism is considered as a crime because it is the intentional use of the content without giving credit to the creator.
Chembio open access publisher will check plagiarism for all the articles before prior publication. If the plagiarism content is observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff members at any stage of publication process, at the time of editing or proof reading will be informed to author to rewrite the manuscript. In any case if the submitted original manuscript is 25% plagiarized then the article will be rejected and the same will be notified to author.