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Plagiarism Policy of JKAHS

The plagiarism is an act of copying someone's theories, ideas, or statements without giving the explicit acknowledgement to the author of the original source. It is assumed unethical in scientific writing. The editorial board of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (JKAHS) will not accept the manuscript with plagiarism in any form. We have established the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for the publication in JKAHS.


Every manuscript submitted to JKAHS must be original, unpublished, and not even pending for the publication in other journals. Any text with someone's view, idea, findings should be explicitly acknowledged and any photograph, figure and graphic material reproduced from another source should be presented with permission from the person or copyright holder.

 Identification of Plagiarism

We use online plagiarism checker software to check for plagiarism in all submitted manuscripts. On the basis of the result obtained from the software, the Managing Editor will decide whether to accept the journal and proceed for the further peer-review process or reject the manuscript from the editorial round.  Moreover, we will recheck the plagiarism during the review process by the technical reviewers assigned to the manuscript. When plagiarism is identified, the Managing Editor will review the manuscript and find out the degree of plagiarism under the following guideline and the Editor-in-Chief will take action accordingly. 

  1. Plagiarism Offense Type I (Minor Offense):

If some portion (less than two complete or part of it) of any article is plagiarized without significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have minor plagiarism offence.

Penalties: The last warning with the possibilities of penalties of type II and type III offence is given to the author(s) and a request to rewrite the plagiarized contents of the manuscript with proper citation of the original article. 

  1. Plagiarism Offense Type II (Intermediate Offense):

If a significant portion (more than two complete or less than 25% of the total content) of any article is plagiarized without significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have intermediate plagiarism offence.

Penalties: The submitted article is rejected and the author(s) is/are not allowed to resubmission the manuscript. 

  1. Plagiarism Offense Type III (Severe Offense):

If a significant portion (more than 25% of the total content) of any article is plagiarized with significant data or idea, then it is assumed to have severe plagiarism offence.

Penalties: The paper is rejected and the author(s) is/are kept in the blacklist for 3 to 10 years of time depending on the severity of the plagiarism.

 About the Journal

Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (JKAHS) is an official Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, an organization of Government of Nepal established on October 20, 2011 AD (2068/07/03 BS), by an Act of parliament of Nepal by upgrading existing Karnali Zonal Hospital at Jumla. The JKAHS is an open accessed, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published quarterly in online as well as in printed version. The journal does not charge for submission, processing and publication of manuscripts even in the colour reproduction of photographs. 

The journal’s full text is available online at JKAHS has been indexed to the online database of Nepal Journal Online (JOL), Google Scholar (GoogleScholar), Nepal Medline (NepMed), and CrossRef (CrossRef). The Individual articles will provide a separate DOI number as a unique identifier on the title page of each article. DOIs are useful for identifying and citing articles published online without volume or issue information.

The journal publishes the research articles related to health sciences, especially the research related to basic sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology,  Pharmacology), clinical sciences (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine), Public health and Nursing sciences.

On behalf of Editorial board of JKAHS, I would like to invite you all to publish your original research article, review article, case report, and short communications related to health and its allied sciences for up-coming issues. Authors are encouraged to submit their research papers/articles in our esteemed journal. You are requested to submit your manuscript via the online submission system of our journal website or you can directly mail your research article to the following email addresses., or

Guide to authors for final preparation of your manuscript for the publication in JKAHS and other details are available on the website of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS):

Executive Editor; JKAHS