International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation, 2011, 1, 3, 129-130.
Published: October 2011
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation, India
In the submissions to International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation (IJPI), it has been observed that verbatim copying of previously published articles are more in manuscripts for review articles. Among them, many are detected to have plagiarism to a serious level. Plagiarism in manuscripts for research articles are mostly reuse of their previously published data (referred to as self-plagiarism). The process of peer review is not in many cases able to identify plagiarism, as reviewers usually concentrate on the manuscript content rather than comparing it with available literature. In the past, the detection of plagiarism was a real headache for editors as it was difficult to compare the hard copies of articles. But with the advent of online publication, this limitation has been overcome to a satisfactory level. Plagiarism checking software are now in use where plagiarism checking is carried out by comparison with previously published articles collected in a database. Plagiarism checking software are also available in trial and paid versions. Read more…