Plagiarism is a serious ethical violation that undermines the integrity of academic and scholarly work. The Academic Pro Extended Theme is committed to maintaining the highest standards of originality and integrity in published content. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to the following plagiarism policy:
1. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the uncredited use or reproduction of someone else's ideas, words, research findings, or intellectual property without proper acknowledgment. This includes copying, paraphrasing, or closely imitating content from sources without proper citation.
2. Originality Check: All submitted manuscripts will undergo a thorough plagiarism check using specialized software to identify potential instances of plagiarism. Authors are encouraged to ensure the originality of their work before submission.
3. Proper Citation and Attribution: Authors must provide accurate citations and references for all sources used in their manuscripts, including direct quotes, paraphrased content, and ideas. Any use of external sources must be properly acknowledged.
4. Self-Plagiarism: Authors should avoid self-plagiarism by not submitting the same work to multiple publications or recycling their own previously published content without proper citation.
5. Ethical Obligations: Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submitted work is entirely their own or appropriately attributed to the original source. Any previously published material should be properly referenced.
6. Plagiarism Detection: Manuscripts identified with instances of plagiarism will be rejected or returned to authors for revision. If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the journal reserves the right to issue corrections, retractions, or other appropriate actions.
7. Consequences of Plagiarism: Authors found guilty of plagiarism will face serious consequences, including rejection of the manuscript, prohibition from future submissions, and notification of the author's affiliated institution and relevant authorities.
8. Responsible Conduct: Reviewers and editors play a vital role in identifying potential plagiarism during the peer review process. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to promote responsible research and ethical conduct.
9. Report Suspected Plagiarism: Readers, reviewers, and other stakeholders are encouraged to report suspected cases of plagiarism to the journal's editorial team for investigation.
Conclusion: The Academic Pro Extended Theme maintains a zero-tolerance policy toward plagiarism to ensure the credibility, originality, and ethical standards of published content. By upholding this plagiarism policy, we contribute to the scholarly community's commitment to fostering integrity and upholding the values of academic research and publication.