The BJVM editors follow a strict policy in case of plagiarism within their jurisdiction. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data, and other creative works (for example, tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without quotation.
If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after the publication of the article, the author will have the chance to refute. If the arguments are not considered satisfactory, the manuscript will be withdrawn and the author will be prevented from publishing articles for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor (s).