Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism Policy

  1. Definition of Plagiarism

    • Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following:
      • Directly copying text from another source without proper attribution.
      • Paraphrasing substantial parts of another work without acknowledgment.
      • Using someone else’s data, ideas, or findings without giving appropriate credit.
      • Self-plagiarism, which involves reusing significant parts of one's own published work without proper citation.
  2. Plagiarism Detection

    • All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Civics and Social Studies are screened for plagiarism using advanced plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin or iThenticate.
    • The software compares the manuscript against a vast database of academic content to identify similarities and potential instances of plagiarism.
  3. Thresholds and Actions

    • Minor Overlap (<10%): Small similarities and overlaps may be considered acceptable if properly cited and attributed. Authors may be asked to revise the manuscript to address minor issues.
    • Moderate Overlap (10-30%): Manuscripts with moderate overlap will be scrutinized further. Authors will be required to revise the manuscript to reduce similarity and ensure proper attribution.
    • Significant Overlap (>30%): Manuscripts with significant overlap or instances of clear plagiarism will be rejected outright. The corresponding author will be notified, and appropriate actions will be taken.
  4. Consequences of Plagiarism

    • If plagiarism is detected at any stage—before or after publication—Journal of Civics and Social Studies will take the following actions:
      • Before Publication: Manuscripts found to contain plagiarism will be rejected immediately. Authors may be banned from submitting future manuscripts to Journal of Civics and Social Studies.
      • After Publication: If plagiarism is discovered post-publication, the article will be retracted, and a retraction notice will be published. The authors' institutions may be notified, and further actions may be taken based on the severity of the plagiarism.