Section F: Plagiarism policy
Plagiarism means presenting the work of someone else as your own. In another word, The time an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism.
The editorial team/reviewers of â€œMen's Health Journalâ€ will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, Men's Health Journal will act according to COPEâ€™s code of conduct and flowcharts.
Section G: Authorship conflicts
Based on the ICJME recommendations "all those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged".
Any change in authorship (i.e. order, addition, and deletion of authors) after initial submission must be approved by all authors via written confirmation, in line with COPE guidelines. It is the corresponding authorâ€™s responsibility to ensure that all authors confirm they agree with the proposed changes. If there is disagreement amongst the authors concerning authorship and a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, the authors must contact their institution(s) for a resolution. It is not the journal editorâ€™s responsibility to resolve authorship disputes. A change in authorship after publication of an article can only be amended via publication of an Erratum.
Section H: Intellectual Properties
Based on the obtained author agreement upon submission, "Men's Health Journal" is the copyright owner of the published material. However, according to Bethesda Statement, all works published in this journal are open access and freely available to anyone on the journal website without cost under creative common license BY-NC. Based on this license, under the condition of proper citation, â€œMen's Health Journalâ€ grants all users the following rights:
1. Free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual access to all published materials.
2. To copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work.
3. To make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any non-commercial purpose.