All articles submitted to IJP are screened through Turnitin software for similarity index. The maximum text matching allowed in the journal is 19% or less. Intellectual contribution and originality of every article is to be defined by the authors and this is the responsibility of authors to be aware of various forms of plagiarism like plagiarism of ideas, text, paraphrasing, self-plagiarism including redundant/duplicate publication, salami slicing (data fragmentation) and text recycling etc. ignorance regarding plagiarism and its various forms will not be considered as an excuse. Editorial Board will immediately stop the processing/ publication of the article and will ask for an explanation from the authors. The corresponding author will be required to respond with an explanation within 15 days of receiving the letter from the editor. Any manuscript submitted for publication or a manuscript accepted for publication or even an article that has already been published in the journal is found to be plagiarized, the matter will be dealt with according to COPE guidelines. In case of non-response in the stipulated time or unsatisfactory explanation, the IJP editorial board will decide regarding the fate of the article and authors including..
REJECTION of the manuscript,
RETRACTION of already published article (as the case may be)
Those claiming intellectual/idea or data theft of an article must provide documentary proof in their claim.