Presenting someone else's work or ideas as one's own without giving due credit to them is a kind of plagiarism. AJBE has a stringent anti-plagiarism policy in place because we are an organization or magazine dedicated to safeguarding academic integrity and keeping high ethical standards. AJBE’s policy on plagiarism is outlined in the following rules:
1.The following actions are considered plagiarism, but they are not necessarily all plagiarism:
- Copying and pasting text from a source without properly citing it, whether it be from a website, a print newspaper, or another piece of writing
- using someone else's words in a new sentence or paragraph without properly citing them
- using information, concepts, data, images, or other intellectual property without giving due credit
- providing content that has already been submitted for a project or publication without mentioning it.
- working together with others and submitting the combined work as one's own without giving proper credit
- Plagiarism is a serious offense that can have serious repercussions, including but not limited to:
- rejecting the work that was submitted
- cancellation of authorship or co-authorship that necessitates resubmitting the work with accurate credit.
- termination of publishing or review engagement, dismissal from the institution, or suspension
- taking legal action when copyright is violated
3.Avoiding Plagiarism: It is the responsibility of authors, researchers, students, and contributors to make sure that their work is unique and correctly cited. The following procedures should be followed to prevent plagiarism:
- for all sources, including direct quotations, paraphrases, and summaries, use appropriate reference and referencing.
- use quotation marks, citations, and references to distinguish your own work from that of others.
- the original authors or producers of any ideas, concepts, data, images, or other works of intellectual property that you use in your work should be given due acknowledgment.
- follow the reference and citation rules specified by the relevant citation style, such as APA.
- Check your work for any plagiarism before submission using plagiarism detection technologies, if they are accessible.
4.Promoting Academic Integrity: Organizations and publications should raise public awareness of plagiarism and instruct their readers on the value of maintaining academic integrity. Workshops, training events, and the distribution of materials on appropriate citation and reference techniques can accomplish this. Additionally, professors, editors, and reviewers should be watchful in identifying potential instances of plagiarism, discussing them, and taking appropriate action in accordance with the publication's or institution's policy.
Declaration of Originality: Authors, researchers, students, and contributors may be asked to sign a statement of originality certifying that their work is authentic, correctly cited, and free of plagiarism.
The values of intellectual honesty, originality, and academic integrity are all seriously threatened by plagiarism, which is a serious infraction. We work to safeguard the integrity of our institution or publication and uphold a high degree of academic quality by adhering to our plagiarism policy and encouraging ethical writing methods.
Prior Plagiarism to Publication of AJBE
The assessment of all cases of plagiarism by AJBE will be based on their respective boundaries. In the event that plagiarism is identified by any member of the editorial board, reviewer, or editor at any stage of the article process, whether it be prior to or subsequent to approval, including during the editing or page proofing phase, the article shall be declined. The authors will be informed and requested to either revise the text or provide proper citations for the sources from which it was derived. In the event that the proportion of plagiarized content exceeds 25 percent, the article in question may be declined and the author duly notified. Prior to commencing the review procedure, all works submitted for publication undergo a screening process to detect any instances of plagiarism.
What are the measures taken to address plagiarism?
The procedure for addressing papers containing instances of plagiarism is contingent upon the degree of the transgression.
In the event that a paper is found to contain 5% plagiarism, a distinct identifier is assigned to the paper and it is subsequently returned to the author for the purpose of modifying its content.
In cases where the level of plagiarism detected in a manuscript ranges from 5% to 30%, the manuscript will not be assigned an identification number and will be returned to the author for necessary modifications.
In the absence of proper assessment, any work containing 30% plagiarism will be deemed unacceptable. The recommendation is for the authors to revise and resubmit their work.
If you find plagiarized work in a journal, what steps may you take?
In the event that an occurrence of plagiarism is identified in a journal that has been published by any publisher, it is advised that the editorial offices of all pertinent journals be informed. This notification should include details such as the names of the journals, paper titles, author names, volume number, and issue number. Please provide the year of publication and any relevant details. The editorial offices will handle the situations in accordance with their established policies.
What transpires if plagiarism is found post publication?
In the event that plagiarism is detected subsequent to publication, AJBE will conduct an investigation. In the event that plagiarism is detected, the editorial board of the journal will notify the author's affiliated institution and funding entities. Every individual page of a PDF file that includes plagiarized material will be identified and marked. The manuscript's withdrawal may be contingent upon the extent of the plagiarism detected.
Upon submission of an author's work to the journal, it is understood that the work is original and has not been previously published or under consideration elsewhere. The journal strictly prohibits the act of plagiarism, which encompasses the replication of the author's own work, either wholly or partially, without appropriate citation. The manuscripts that are submitted have the potential to undergo a screening process for originality by means of anti-plagiarism software.
Plagiarism involves the presentation of another individual's concepts, language, and artistic expressions as one's own. Engaging in plagiarism constitutes a breach of regulations pertaining to intellectual property rights. There are various forms of plagiarism that exist.
- The act of reproducing an exact copy of a given source's text. Incorporating intentional segments of a scholarly article penned by an alternate author.
- Plagiarism is defined as the act of replicating elements of another author's work, including but not limited to figures, tables, equations, or graphics that are not widely known, as well as reproducing or deliberately employing phrases without proper attribution.
- The act of using text obtained from the internet and copying or downloading images, photos, or schematics without proper authorization constitutes an illegal form of source citation.
Citation of Sources
The issue of self-plagiarism is also a matter of concern. Self-plagiarism is characterized as the act of utilizing significant portions of one's own copyrighted material without acknowledging the primary source, as per this definition. It is important to note that self-plagiarism is not applicable to publications that are derived from the author's own copyrighted work, such as those that appear in conference proceedings, provided that the previous publication is explicitly cited. The act of reusing material of this nature does not necessitate the use of quotation marks for differentiation purposes; however, proper referencing of the source is imperative.
Accidental or Unintentional
It is possible to commit plagiarism inadvertently. The responsibility lies with the author(s) to comprehend the differentiation between direct quotation and paraphrasing, and to adhere to the appropriate citation guidelines.
The individuals responsible for this piece of writing are cognizant of the fact that they are engaging in plagiarism. Plagiarism refers to the deliberate utilization of another individual's concepts or creations without proper acknowledgment. This pertains to the act of presenting borrowed or procured research articles as one's own.
Submitting an identical or substantially similar term paper for two distinct courses. Plagiarism is committed when one fails to obtain the approval of a teacher.