When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is adding little new data to the previous article.
The editorial team/reviewers of “Journal of Police Medicine” will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate and other related Persian tools. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, Journal of Police Medicine will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.