Plagiarism Policies

The International Journal of Agribusiness, Agroindustry, Agrotourism, and Permaculture (IJA3P) maintains a stringent Plagiarism Policy to uphold the integrity, authenticity, and originality of the scholarly work published within its pages. Plagiarism, in any form, is a serious breach of ethical standards and undermines the foundation of academic discourse.

Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism involves the presentation of someone else's ideas, words, concepts, data, or creations as one's own, without proper acknowledgment or attribution. This includes but is not limited to direct copying, paraphrasing, or repurposing of another's work.

Policy Framework
IJA3P employs a multi-faceted approach to detect and address plagiarism:

  1. Plagiarism Detection Software. All submitted manuscripts undergo meticulous scrutiny using advanced plagiarism detection software, including Turnitin. The software compares the submitted content against existing publications and identifies similarities, ensuring the originality of the submitted work.
  2. Similarity Threshold. To maintain a high standard of originality, the maximum similarity threshold tested using Turnitin is set at 20 percent. However, it should be noted that articles with a similarity level below this threshold may still be considered for acceptance. This is because a low similarity score indicates the presence of original and novel content. The IJA3P also utilizes Crossref, Google Scholar, and Paperrater to aid in detecting similarities. On the other hand, manuscripts that surpass this threshold will undergo a meticulous examination process to determine the nature of the similarities and the adequacy of proper citations. Manuscripts surpassing this threshold are subject to thorough examination to ascertain the nature of similarities and the presence of proper citations.
  3. Author Responsibility. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submissions are entirely original and do not infringe upon the intellectual property of others. Proper citations and references must be provided for any content derived from external sources.
  4. Consequences of Plagiarism. In cases where plagiarism is detected, appropriate actions will be taken in line with the seriousness of the offense. This may encompass manuscript rejection, informing the author's institution, and notifying relevant entities.
  5. Ethical Considerations. Plagiarism undermines the core principles of academic integrity and collaboration. Authors are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards by citing original sources, obtaining necessary permissions, and avoiding misrepresentation of ideas.
  6. Plagiarism Consequences. In cases where plagiarism is identified, appropriate actions will be taken. This may include rejection of the manuscript, alerting the author's institution, and notifying other relevant entities.
  7. Self-Plagiarism. Authors should refrain from submitting manuscripts that substantially overlap with their previously published works without proper citation. Self-plagiarism diminishes the novelty and credibility of the research.
  8. Resolving Plagiarism Cases. IJA3P is committed to transparently addressing plagiarism cases. Authors are encouraged to respond promptly to any queries regarding potential plagiarism, providing clarifications and rectifications when necessary.

Plagiarism is a serious violation in publishing ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data manipulation, improper author credit. Plagiarism, fraudulent statements, and submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals are considered unethical and unacceptable. CrossCheck uses Turnitin software to verify the originality of papers. All new submissions to IJA3P are automatically screened using CrossCheck. The Editorial Board Member can also run a similarity report at any point during the review process. The default report shows the percentage of text overlap with published articles. High similarity scores don't necessarily indicate plagiarism. A 30% similarity score can mean 30% text in common with one source or 1% in common with 30 different sources. Legitimately cited re-used text can affect the similarity score. The expertise of an editorial expert is vital to interpret the CrossCheck report and assess any concerns.

By adhering to the Plagiarism Policy, The IJA3P fosters an environment of academic honesty and ensures that published works uphold the highest standards of originality and integrity. This approach not only safeguards the credibility of the journal but also contributes to the overall advancement of scholarly discourse.