Plagiarism Policy

The Journal for Social Science Archives is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical conduct. Plagiarism, in any form, is a serious violation of these standards and undermines the credibility and reputation of both the journal and the academic community at large. This plagiarism policy outlines the expectations and consequences related to plagiarism within the context of submissions to the Journal for Social Science Archives.

  1. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or intellectual property as one's own, without proper attribution or permission. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of verbatim text, ideas, images, or data without appropriate citation.

  2. Types of Plagiarism: Plagiarism can take various forms, including: a. Copying and pasting text from a source without proper citation. b. Paraphrasing someone else's work without proper attribution. c. Using images, tables, graphs, or other visual elements without proper acknowledgment. d. Submitting work that has been previously published without proper citation or permission. e. Collaborative work where the contribution of others is not appropriately credited.

  3. Author Responsibility: Authors submitting manuscripts to the Journal for Social Science Archives are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work. Authors must provide accurate and complete citations for all sources used in their submissions and disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

  4. Editorial Review: Submitted manuscripts will be subjected to a thorough editorial review process. The editorial team will use plagiarism detection tools and conduct a manual review to identify and address any instances of plagiarism.

  5. Consequences of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript, the following actions may be taken: a. The manuscript may be rejected outright. b. The author(s) may be required to revise and resubmit the manuscript with proper attribution. c. The editor may inform the author's institution or funding body of the plagiarism. d. In cases of severe or repeated plagiarism, the author(s) may be banned from submitting to the Journal for Social Science Archives in the future.

  6. Appeals Process: Authors have the right to appeal the decision if they believe they have been unfairly accused of plagiarism. The appeal should be submitted in writing to the editorial office, providing a detailed explanation and evidence to support their case.

  7. Education and Prevention: The Journal for Social Science Archives is committed to educating authors about the importance of proper citation and attribution. Guidelines on academic writing, citation styles, and ethical conduct will be made available to authors to help prevent unintentional plagiarism.