Plagiarism Policy

‘The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own’  Oxford Dictionaries
Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). Academic Journals will follow COPE guideline in suspected cases of plagiarism. All of submitted manusript will be checked by reputable and premium version of plagiarism software. 

Duplicate manuscripts
"Duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, without clear, visible reference to the previous publication" ICMJE Overlapping Publications, It is unethical for authors to submit a manuscript to more than one journal at the same time, either within Academic Journals or any other journal. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts. Duplicate submission also includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals.

Fabrication and falsification of data
Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of this publication ethics. Academic Journals will follow the COPE guidelines in suspected cases of fabrication and falsification of data.

Citations manipulation
Authors should use only citations that are relevant to their manuscripts. Addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Irrelevant self citation to increase one’s citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles for the sole purpose of “increasing” the articles’ citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles from a particular journal to “increase” the journals citation is unethical.

KINERJA using Turnitin to check article similarity. After the Turnitin report is released, the editor will classify it as a possible plagiarism case. The classification will be based on three categories, which are:

  1. Turnitin report above 40% = Article will be rejected due to poor citation and paraphrasing.
  1. Turnitin report between 20-40% = The article will be returned to the author for revision. Authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and paraphrase the outsourced text well. After that, the author needs to resubmit it with the new Turnitin report below 28%.
  1. Turnitin report below 20% = The article will be processed further to the next stage.