Plagiarism Policy

The Review Journal of Social Psychology & Social Works (RJSPSW) values the integrity and originality of the research it publishes. Plagiarism in any form is considered a serious academic offense and undermines the journal's commitment to high ethical standards. This policy outlines the journal's expectations for authors regarding plagiarism and the procedures followed in its detection and management.

Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the work of others as one's own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying verbatim text, data, or ideas from another source without citing it.
  • Paraphrasing the work of others without citing it.
  • Presenting someone else's research findings as one's own.
  • Self-plagiarism: reusing large portions of one's own previously published work without appropriate references.

Responsibilities of Authors:

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work. They must cite all sources of information used in their manuscript, including published and unpublished materials.
  • Authors must clearly distinguish their own ideas from those of others by using proper citation formatting.
  • Authors must obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted material before submitting their manuscript.
  • Authors are responsible for checking their manuscript for plagiarism before submitting it to the journal. The journal recommends using plagiarism detection software to assist with this process.

Detection of Plagiarism:

  • All submitted manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism using a plagiarism detection software tool.
  • Manuscripts with a high degree of similarity to existing literature will be returned to the authors for clarification and possible revision.
  • The editorial team reserves the right to request additional information from authors regarding citations or the originality of their work.

Consequences of Plagiarism:

  • Manuscripts found to contain plagiarism will be rejected from the review process.
  • In cases of severe plagiarism or repeated offenses, the journal may notify the author's institution and relevant professional organizations.
  • The journal reserves the right to retract published articles found to contain plagiarism.