Plagiarism is a coping of the others work, ideas, thoughts, expressions, existing data without their permission. According to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) plagiarism is a crime. Now a day’s plagiarism is increasing, because of institutional pressure on students by making publications, may be data coping is easier for them. Self-plagiarism is the copying of their own previous work in other content without citing that content.

Vivid Open Access follows the strict plagiarism policy. While submitting their work the author has to state that their article is not submitted elsewhere and also their work is not copy of another published work either partially or completely. Vivid Open Access will cross check every submitted article for plagiarism, if partially or completely plagiarized content found in any submission will be rejected immediately. If in case of mentioning already published data proper references should be provided by the author. The acceptable limit for plagiarized content in the received manuscripts is 20%. In case of more than 20% plagiarism found in submitting a manuscript the editorial office will inform to authors and the author should give an explanation on this issue. The author should give a response within 20 days.

All the authors in the submitted manuscript will be equally responsible for plagiarism. Further process for the plagiarized article will be stopped until the editorial office receives a valid explanation. After receiving the acceptable explanation and making the necessary changes in the manuscript or providing required references only review process will start.