At the Journal of Applied Science and Nanotechnology (JASN), we take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles.
1. Plagiarism Definition
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
- Directly copying text from other sources without attribution
- Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
- Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor (self-plagiarism)
2. Plagiarism Prevention
To ensure the integrity of the content published, JASN has a stringent plagiarism check process in place. We use state-of-the-art tools and services to check for plagiarism and similarity in submitted manuscripts.
3. Plagiarism Violation Consequences
Manuscripts in which plagiarism or misconduct is found are rejected immediately. If plagiarism is discovered post-publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper, depending on the extent of the plagiarism.
In severe cases of plagiarism, the offending author(s) may be banned from publishing in JASN again and the author's institution(s) and department head(s) may be notified about the violation.
4. Author Responsibility
Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
5. Reporting Plagiarism
Readers, reviewers, and editors should report any suspicion of plagiarism, noting the title and author of the article in the report, to the editorial office at [insert contact email]. All reports of suspected plagiarism will be investigated thoroughly.
By submitting a manuscript to JASN, the authors agree to these terms and conditions and agree to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct in the submission of original works for publication.