Screening for Plagiarism

- Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s).
- Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed.
- The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited.
- An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.
- Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- Using Turnitin's plagiarism tool, papers submitted to MIMS will be screened and checked for plagiarism. If it is found plagiarism indication (more than 30%), the author(s) must paraphrase the manuscript immediately up to the plagiarism indication of less than 30%.