Plagiarism Policy

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Plagiarism Policy for WaveJo:

WaveJo Journal Publishing is dedicated to upholding the best standards of ethical publishing processes and academic integrity. Plagiarism undermines the integrity of scholarly research and is unacceptable in any form. This Plagiarism Policy outlines our approach to detecting and addressing plagiarism in submitted manuscripts.

1. Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or work without proper acknowledgment or attribution. Included in this, but not limited to:

  • Copying verbatim text from another source without quotation marks and proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing or summarizing another person's work without proper attribution.
  • Passing off someone else's concepts or study results as one's own.
  • Self-plagiarism, the practice of using one's own previously published work without giving due credit or acknowledgment.

2. Plagiarism Detection:

WaveJo Journal Publishing utilizes plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism. Authors are required to submit original work that has not been published elsewhere and properly cite any sources used.

3. Actions Against Plagiarism:

The following steps may be done in the event that a submitted manuscript contains plagiarism:

  • The manuscript will be rejected or withdrawn from consideration for publication.
  • The author(s) will be notified of the plagiarism findings and provided with an opportunity to respond.
  • In cases of confirmed plagiarism, the author(s) may be banned from submitting to WaveJo Journal Publishing in the future.
  • Plagiarism may be reported to the author's institution, funding agencies, or other relevant parties.

4. Author Responsibility:

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submissions are free from plagiarism and properly acknowledge the work of others. This includes citing all sources used and obtaining necessary permissions for the use of copyrighted material.

5. Editorial Responsibility:

Editors and reviewers are trained to identify potential instances of plagiarism and to address them appropriately during the peer review process. Editors have the authority to reject manuscripts or take other actions if plagiarism is suspected or detected.

6. Appeal Process:

Authors who believe their work has been wrongly accused of plagiarism may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support their claim. Appeals will be reviewed by the editorial team, and a final decision will be made.

7. Conclusion:

WaveJo Journal Publishing takes plagiarism seriously and is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity. Authors, editors, and reviewers all play a crucial role in ensuring that plagiarism is detected and addressed effectively.

This Plagiarism Policy was last updated on 13 March 2024

Please note that this plagiarism policy is tailored for WaveJo Journal Publishing and should not be copied for use on other platforms without proper customization to suit their specific needs and practices.