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PLAGIARISM SCREENING POLICY
ASSAP is published by The Women University Multan has a membership of Turnitin an online tool to help the editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are scanned with Turnitin to calculate the similarity index or plagiarism.
PLAGIARISM POLICY OF ASSAP (THE WOMEN UNIVERSITY MULTAN)
- ASSAP is committed to promoting and disseminating the original research work relating to the field of historical research.
- Plagiarism comes in several forms for that reason, Plagiarism in any form cannot be tolerated by ASSAP at any stage as it shows unethical publishing behavior.
- All selected manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism by using Turnitin software.
- The manuscript in which the plagiarism is detected is handled based on the extent of the plagiarism. A manuscript with less than a 19% similarity index can be accepted for publication.
- If the manuscript has plagiarism < 18%, the manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to the review process.
- If the manuscript has plagiarism 15-30%, the manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent back to the author for content revision.
- If plagiarism is detected by more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission.
In the case of suspected plagiarism in a published article:
- A specific process is followed to manage a case of plagiarism. The ASSAP follows the guidelines contained in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).
- The person who advised us of the situation is informed about the process to be followed.
- The articles are compared to check the degree of copying.
- All Editors of the ASSAP, are informed and asked for their comments.
- The corresponding author of the article in question is contacted with documentary evidence of the case of plagiarism and is asked for a response.
- If the authors are found guilty of plagiarism
- The editor of the journal in which the original plagiarized article was published and the authors of the plagiarized article are informed.
- The ASSAP publishes an official retraction of the paper.
- The online version of the ASSAP article is withdrawn from the OJS host site, and
- The ASSAP will not publish any article by any of the authors concerned for 5 years.