Handling Plagiarism

In recent years plagiarism has become a high-profile issue for academic journals; there have been many articles, books, and seminars discussing how to stop plagiarism in academic publications. As we know that the intent and effect of plagiarism is to mislead the reader as to the contributions of the plagiarizer.

According to Morris et al (2013) Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s work without attribution—in other words, passing it off as one’s own. Text, figures, tables, and even ideas can be plagiarized. When a whole entity (e.g., an entire article, a figure, a table, or a dataset) is republished without attribution or permission, there may be a copyright violation as well as ethical misconduct.

To uphold the academic honesty and integrity and as a way to inform readers that certain part of our writing is free from acts of plagiarism, then in publishing articles through examination of anti-plagiarism. Acta Counseling and Humanities using Crossref Similarity Check Powered by iThenticate to checks academic papers literally on the fly.

The engine performs the real-time checks against real-time web index ensuring the editor(s), and/or reviewer(s) receive the most accurate similarity results. If it finds the existence of elements of plagiarism in the script, then the article will be rejected.