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.

Plagiarism of any kind won't be accepted. The editorial team/reviewers of “Journal of Nursing Reports in Clinical Practice (JNRCP)” will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. iThenticate plagiarism detection software runs a similarity check on all publications submitted to Journal of Nursing Reports in Clinical Practice. However, if just content plagiarism (5 to 30% plagiarism) was found, the author(s) may request that their material be revised. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, JNRCP will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.