Avoiding and handling plagiarism

Requirements for authors to avoid plagiarism

  • Authors warrant that they have written the original article; If they use other people's works, there must be clear, detailed citations and in some special cases, the consent of the individual who owns that work is required.
  • Authors strictly follow the instructions on how to cite and list references issued by the journal;
  • Authors are personally responsible for the content and the academic integrity of the article.

Detection of plagiarism

  • To check and detect plagiarism, reviews need to evaluate and provide advice to the Editor-in-chief on the academic integrity of submitted articles.
  • The journal uses methods and software programs to checks for plagiarism, including iThenticate before articles are approved by the Editor-in-chief for publication.
  • Articles are considered plagiarized if they violate the provisions specified in Article 3 of this regulation or the similarity percentage exceeds 30% and single-source similarity percentage does not exceed 2% using iThenticate.

Handling of plagiarism

  • The comments of reviewers and the similarity percentage detected by iThenticate are the basis for the journal to determine whether the similarity is acceptable or not.
  • For articles that violate plagiarism related to citations, authors are responsible for strictly following the instructions on how to cite and list references issued by the journal.
  • For articles that seriously violate plagiarism related to content, the journal declines.
  • For articles that have been approved for publication but are found plagiary, the authors are responsible for working with the journal to withdraw or edit the article if the Editor-in-chief considers it necessary, and at the same time, the author is responsible for plagiarism of the article.