Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism refers to the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as your own without proper attribution. It includes but is not limited to copying, paraphrasing, or rephrasing content from published or unpublished sources, including articles, books, websites, or any other medium, without giving appropriate credit to the original source.
Originality and Attribution: Authors submitting articles to our journal are expected to ensure the originality of their work. All sources, including direct quotations, ideas, data, figures, or any other form of intellectual property taken from external sources, must be properly cited and acknowledged. Proper attribution should be given through accurate referencing and citation styles consistent with the journal's guidelines.
Self-Plagiarism: Authors are also required to avoid self-plagiarism, which involves reusing significant portions of their own previously published work without proper citation. If authors need to include their own previously published work, they must clearly indicate the original source and obtain permission, if necessary.
Plagiarism Detection: To ensure the integrity of the publication process, our journal employs plagiarism detection software to screen submissions. All manuscripts will be subjected to a thorough plagiarism check. Any detected instance of plagiarism will be addressed and may result in severe consequences, including the rejection of the submission or retraction of a published article.
Consequences of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript, the following actions may be taken:
- The manuscript may be rejected or returned to the authors for revisions and proper citation.
- The authors may be asked to provide explanations or clarifications regarding the identified similarities with other works.
- In cases of serious plagiarism, the manuscript may be rejected, and the authors may be prohibited from submitting to the journal in the future.
- If plagiarism is detected in a published article, it may be retracted, and appropriate notices will be issued.
- Reporting Plagiarism: We encourage readers, reviewers, and other concerned individuals to report any suspected cases of plagiarism to the journal's editorial team. Such reports will be handled with confidentiality, and appropriate actions will be taken to address the issue.
Maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and promoting original research are essential to the scholarly community. We are committed to combating plagiarism and upholding the integrity of our journal.