Plagiarism Policy

Al-Aasar is committed to upholding academic integrity and originality in all its publications and endeavors. Plagiarism, in any form, is a serious violation of ethical standards and undermines the trust and credibility of scholarly work. Therefore, Al-Aasar has implemented the following plagiarism policy:

  1. Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's ideas, words, images, or creative works as one's own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to, copying verbatim from a source without quotation marks or citation, paraphrasing someone else's work without giving credit, and self-plagiarism (reusing one's own previously published work without proper citation).

  1. Originality Requirement:

Authors submitting manuscripts to Al-Aasar must ensure that their work is original and has not been previously published elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism detected in submitted manuscripts will result in rejection or retraction of the article.

  1. Proper Citation and Attribution:

Authors are responsible for accurately citing and attributing all sources used in their work, including direct quotations, paraphrased passages, and ideas derived from other sources. Failure to provide proper citation constitutes plagiarism.

  1. Plagiarism Detection:

Al-Aasar employs plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism. Authors may also be required to submit a declaration of originality affirming that their work is free from plagiarism.

  1. Consequences of Plagiarism:

If plagiarism is detected in a manuscript submitted to Al-Aasar, the following actions may be taken:

  • Rejection of the manuscript: The manuscript will be rejected from consideration for publication.
  • Retraction of published work: If plagiarism is discovered in a published article, the article will be retracted from the journal's archives and appropriate notices will be issued.
  • Notification to the Author's Institution: In cases of serious plagiarism, Al-Aasar may notify the author's affiliated institution or employer of the violation.
  1. Appeal Process:

Authors who believe their work has been unfairly accused of plagiarism may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support the originality of their work. Appeals will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Education and Awareness:

Al-Aasar is committed to educating authors, reviewers, and editors about the importance of academic integrity and proper citation practices through workshops, guidelines, and other resources.