Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy for Journal of Management & Social Science

Journal of Management & Social Science (JMSS) upholds the highest standards of academic integrity and originality. Plagiarism in any form is considered unethical and unacceptable by the journal. This policy outlines the definition of plagiarism, detection methods, and consequences for violations.

1. Definition of Plagiarism:

JMSS defines plagiarism as the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or intellectual property as one's own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbatim copying of text: Directly copying unquoted material from another source without citing it.
  • Paraphrasing without attribution: Rewriting another person's ideas or content without proper citation.
  • Mosaic plagiarism: Combining unoriginal phrases or sentences from multiple sources to create a new text without citation.
  • Self-plagiarism: Reusing portions of your own previously published work without referencing it appropriately.
  • Idea plagiarism: Presenting someone else's original ideas or findings as your own without attribution.

2. Detection of Plagiarism:

JMSS uses sophisticated plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts. Additionally, reviewers carefully assess the originality of the work during the peer-review process.

3. Consequences of Plagiarism:

Submissions exceeding the acceptable level of plagiarism (to be determined by JMSS based on industry standards) will face the following consequences:

  • Rejection of the manuscript: Manuscripts with substantial plagiarism will be rejected outright.
  • Retraction of published articles: If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the article will be retracted and authors notified.
  • Notification of relevant authorities: Depending on the severity of the case, JMSS may notify the authors' institutions or funding agencies.
  • Blacklisting of authors: Authors engaging in intentional plagiarism may be blacklisted from submitting to JMSS in the future.

4. Author Responsibilities:

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and properly citing all sources.
  • Authors should use quotation marks for any verbatim text taken from another source.
  • Paraphrased content should be clearly rephrased and attributed to the original source.
  • Authors should avoid excessive self-plagiarism and properly cite their own previous work if necessary.
  • Authors are encouraged to use plagiarism detection software before submitting their manuscript.

5. Appeals:

Authors who disagree with a plagiarism finding may appeal the decision to the Editor-in-Chief. Appeals must be submitted in writing and provide clear justification for the author's claim.

6. Commitment to Ethics:

JMSS is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct in scholarly publishing. We believe that original and credible research is essential for advancing knowledge and understanding in the fields of management and social science.

This policy is subject to change at any time without prior notice. Authors are advised to consult the latest version of the Plagiarism Policy before submitting their manuscripts.