JDS is a follow COPE in its Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Plagiarism of text from a previously published manuscript by the same or another author is a serious publication offence. Small part of text can be used, if the source of the material quoted is clearly acknowledged and the text is inserted in quotation. If there is an allegation of plagiarism, scientific misconduct or fraud, JDS will follow the recommendations of the COPE and ICMJE. JDS will put the author(s) in its blacklist and will not accept any other submission from that author(s) for at least 2 years. The Journal reserves the right to report the allegations to the author’s institution or any other agency.