What is plagiarism
Plagiarism is an illegally and unethically copying of the others ideas, processes, results or words without any clear acknowledgement of their names and reference.
Types of Plagiarism
The journal considers three types of plagiarism:
- Full Plagiarism: Copying and / or presenting part or full exact content from any existed published source without paraphrase it or changing its texts, ideas and grammars is known as full plagiarism.
- Partial Plagiarism: Copying and / or presenting a mixture of paraphrased content from several different sources, then it is considered as partial plagiarism.
- Self-Plagiarism: Utilizing a previously published research by their own authors and reuse them in new publications with small modifications and adding new data is also considered as self-plagiarism. When the authors republishing their own published manuscripts in new journals is known as complete self-plagiarism.
Policy and Action for Plagiarism
The journal is strictly against any type of plagiarism and respects the aims of protecting the intellectual property and original works for their authors. The software “Turnitin” is used to check all the submitted manuscripts for publication to MJET. The actions against any manuscript found to be included any plagiarized materials are as below:
- Before publishing: Immediate rejection for publication will be considered for any manuscript found to be plagiarized during initial stages reviewing process.
- After publishing: If the published manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits, the Editor-in-Chief or Editor will constitute a committee to conduct an investigation and the journal will take one or all the actions as below:
- Contact the author (s) to submit his / her (their) explanation within two weeks.
- If the author does not respond to the journal within the limited period of time, the Institute / College / University / Vice chancellor / Organization and Funding Agency, to which the author(s) is (are) affiliated are directly contacted by the journal to take strict action against the concerned author (s). A determination of misconduct will lead journal to run a statement bi-directional linked online to and from the original paper, to note the plagiarism and provide a reference to the plagiarized material. Each page of the PDF of the paper containing any plagiarism will be marked.
- The PDF copy of the published manuscript which contains plagiarized materials will be immediately removed from the website and other third-party websites where the paper is listed and indexed as well as, all links to full text of article will be disabled. The term Plagiarized Manuscript is appended to title of the published article.
- The author (s) account (s) account (s) will be removed from the journal website and any future manuscripts for the author (s) will be rejected and banned for 15 years.
- The list of the authors along with their full contact details will be displayed on the journal website.