Allied Sciences and Engineering Journal (ASEJ) is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing practices. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious violation of ethical standards.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism involves the use of another individual's ideas, words, data, or work without appropriate acknowledgment or permission. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Direct Plagiarism: Copying text word-for-word from another source without proper citation.
  • Self-Plagiarism: Reusing one's own previously published work, or portions thereof, without proper citation or acknowledgment.
  • Mosaic Plagiarism: Incorporating text from a source into one's own work with minor modifications, such as rephrasing or rearranging, without proper citation.
  • Accidental Plagiarism: Unintentional failure to cite sources correctly due to misunderstanding of citation rules or lack of knowledge.

Prevention and Detection

To prevent and detect plagiarism, ASEJ employs the following measures:

  1. Author Education

    • Guidelines: Authors are provided with clear guidelines on what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it. These guidelines are available on the journal's website.
    • Training: We encourage authors to seek training and resources on proper citation practices and ethical writing.
  2. Plagiarism Detection Software

    • Screening: All submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism using reputable plagiarism detection software. This helps identify instances of direct, mosaic, and accidental plagiarism.
  3. Editorial Review

    • Evaluation: The editorial board carefully reviews the similarity reports generated by the plagiarism detection software and evaluates any flagged content for potential plagiarism.

Responsibilities of Authors

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their work is original and free from plagiarism. This includes:

  • Proper Citation: Ensuring all sources are appropriately cited, including direct quotations, paraphrased ideas, and any data or work that is not the author's own.
  • Submission of Original Work: Submitting only original manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere or are under consideration by another journal.
  • Disclosure: Clearly indicating when and where their own previously published work has been used, with proper citations to avoid self-plagiarism.

Handling Cases of Plagiarism

If plagiarism is detected before publication, during the review process, or after publication, ASEJ will take the following steps:

  1. Pre-Publication

    • Minor Plagiarism: Authors will be asked to revise their manuscript to include proper citations or rephrase the plagiarized sections.
    • Major Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected outright, and the authors may be banned from submitting future manuscripts to the journal.
  2. Post-Publication

    • Retraction: If plagiarism is discovered in a published article, the journal will retract the article and publish a retraction