Policy for Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to National Journal of Community Medicine will be screened for plagiarism using CrossCheck Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate). The journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Author may find details of plagiarism on the following link.


Authors can report plagiarism done by somebody else. He/she can adhere to the following steps to report plagiarism:

  • Inform the editor of the journal where a plagiarized article is published.
  • Send both the articles - original and plagiarized articles – to the journal editor.

If evidence of plagiarism is convincing, editor will take further steps.

If author want to detect plagiarism, it could be detected using Google search engine or other online programs like iThenticate.