Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of someone else’s ideas, processes, data, results or words. This act is considered unethical behavior and theft of intellectual property. All the sources used, should be explicitly and clearly referred to the original author/publication. There is a case of self-plagiarism, or duplication of one’s own previous works with minor changes. The author should submit only original and not previously published works. If there is a submitted manuscript, which contains large sections of previously published articles, non-original data or sources that are not properly credited, it will be immediately rejected from publication.
Types of Plagiarism
The following types of plagiarism are considered by JGS :
Full Plagiarism: The submission of the exact copy of a material published before, without any changes to the text, ideas and data.
Partial Plagiarism: The manuscript has slightly or partially rephrased unacknowledged previous publication or multiple sources.
Duplication/Self-Plagiarism: The author reuse, partially or completely, his/her previous publication.