Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Team of the Allied Health of Journal (AHoJ) recognizes that plagiarism is unacceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific action (punishment) if plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in the Allied Health of Journal (AHoJ).


Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional act of obtaining or trying to obtain credit or value for a scientific work, by quoting part or all of the work and / or scientific work of another party recognized as scientific work, without stating the source appropriately and adequately.

For this reason:

Articles must be original, have never been published, and are not in the process of waiting for publication elsewhere. Material taken verbally from other sources needs to be clearly identified so that it is different from the original text.

If plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief is responsible for reviewing the article and will approve actions according to the level of plagiarism detected, with the following guidelines:

The level of plagiarism

  1. Copying some short sentences from other articles without mentioning the source. Action: The author was given a warning and a request to change the text and quote correctly.
  2. Copying most of the other articles without the right quote and not mentioning the source. Action: The submitted article is rejected for publication in the Allied Health of Journal (AHoJ) and the Author may be sanctioned for not being allowed to publish in the Allied Health of Journal (AHoJ).

The percentage of plagiarism that can be accepted by the editorial team is 30%. If plagiarism is found outside the rules above, the Allied Health of Journal (AHoJ) editor has the right to impose sanctions according to the editor's team's policy.