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When writing a manuscript draft, authors should make sure their contents are original. When authors borrow from the ideas or words of others, they must properly credit or quote them. All publications submitted to the International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation will be checked for plagiarism using the online tool Turnitin. Such manuscripts will be rejected right away if plagiarism is found during the screening or editorial process. Plagiarism is a serious offence in academic publishing and can lead to credibility loss for both the authors and the journal. Therefore, it is important to take strict measures to prevent and address plagiarism. The manuscript(s) will be removed from the journal, and an appropriate statement will be made if plagiarism is discovered after publication. Depending on how serious the situation is, we can also think about taking appropriate action against the authors.
- Prohibiting the writers from further publishing in the future.
- We can alert the funding organisations, the institutes where the author works, and the original writers whose work was plagiarised in such cases.
It is important to handle plagiarism allegations promptly and with transparency to maintain the integrity of academic research. Additionally, providing resources and education on proper citation and attribution can prevent future instances of plagiarism. When addressing plagiarism allegations, COPE flow charts will also be taken into consideration.