Nepalese Heart Journal

The official journal of the Cardiac Society of Nepal.

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We at the Nepalese Heart Journal are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethics in publishing. As part of our dedication to upholding academic rigor and originality, we have implemented a strict plagiarism policy to address issues such as salami slicing and imalas (incremental or minimal additions to previously published work).

Plagiarism Prevention Measures:

  1. Originality Checks:
    All submitted manuscripts are subject to plagiarism checks using advanced plagiarism detection software. Authors are encouraged to submit original work and properly attribute any previously published content.
  2. Salami Slicing:
    We consider salami slicing unethical, where researchers fragment their work into multiple small publications to artificially increase their publication count. The Nepalese Heart Journal along with NHRC and COPE guidelines discourages such practices and may reject manuscripts that engage in this form of publishing.
  3. IMALAS (Incremental or Minimal Additions to Previous Work):
    Authors should ensure that manuscripts submitted to our journal contain substantial and meaningful additions to their previous work. Merely adding minor updates or redundant information to previously published research is not acceptable.

Consequences of Plagiarism:

Authors found guilty of plagiarism, including salami slicing and imalas, will face serious consequences, including but not limited to:

  • Immediate rejection of the manuscript.
  • Notification of the author's institution and funding agencies.
  • A ban on future submissions to the Nepalese Heart Journal.
  • Legal action if necessary.

We encourage all authors, reviewers, and readers to promote ethical publishing practices.

By adhering to our plagiarism policy, we can ensure the integrity and credibility of the research published in the Nepalese Heart Journal.

Articles submitted to the Nepal Heart Journal are checked for plagiarism using the Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate.

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All items published by the journal are registered with Crossref for a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

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NHJ follows the plagiarism policy as described by COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics). Download pdf