Plagiarism (Similarity Index)

According to the standards of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, journal of bacha khan medical college allows manuscripts with a maximum of 19% plagiarism. Only studies that have been taken directly from the thesis of the author(s) BS, M.Phil., or Ph.D., and whose overall plagiarism rate is less than 19% are acceptable.

JBKMC plagiarism policy is grounded on:

  1. Guidelines for authors by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) website:
  2. Guidelines for definition and description of plagiarism by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

To show where a submitted manuscript's text and previously published works overlap, JBKMC employs the Turnitin plagiarism detection tool. On occasion, our Editorial Office will give you a similarity report to see whether there has been inappropriate phrasing reuse.

The proportion of reuse that was used overall will be calculated and included in the report. You should proceed with caution when using this number. A large percentage is merely a sign that there may be plagiarism or duplication and is not necessarily undesirable. It is crucial to read the entire report to identify the overlap's sources and locations. Presently, JBKMC complies with HEC (Pakistan) standards in terms of Turnitin Authenticity Report and Plagiarism.

Prior to peer review, you might ask the authors to revise certain parts of their work and cite any omitted references if you believe the degree of resemblance calls for attention. It's possible that you believe the manuscript is too pirated to be taken seriously and should be dismissed.