Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Economic and Management (JECMA) is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing. Plagiarism in any form is considered a serious offense and is strictly prohibited in all submissions to JECMA. We employ various measures to detect and address plagiarism, ensuring the originality and credibility of the published content.

Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or intellectual property as one's own without proper acknowledgment or permission. It includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Copying verbatim or paraphrasing substantial portions of another author's work without appropriate citation.
  2. Using images, tables, figures, or data from external sources without proper attribution or permission.
  3. Submitting a previously published manuscript, either in part or in whole, without proper disclosure or permission.
  4. Self-plagiarism, which involves reusing one's own previously published work without proper citation or permission.

Plagiarism Detection: JECMA utilizes plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism. This software compares the text of the manuscript against a vast database of academic publications, research articles, and other online sources to identify similarities.

Consequences of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript at any stage of the peer review process or after publication, the following actions may be taken:

  1. Rejection: Manuscripts found to contain significant instances of plagiarism will be promptly rejected from consideration for publication in JECMA.

  2. Retraction: If plagiarism is discovered in an article that has already been published, the article will be retracted from the journal, and a notice of retraction will be issued.

  3. Blacklisting: Authors who engage in plagiarism may be blacklisted from submitting to JECMA in the future.

Avoiding Plagiarism: To ensure compliance with ethical standards and avoid plagiarism, authors should:

  1. Properly cite all sources used in the manuscript, including text, data, images, and other materials.
  2. Use quotation marks and provide proper attribution for any verbatim content from external sources.
  3. Paraphrase and summarize information from external sources while acknowledging the original authors.
  4. Obtain permission from copyright holders for the use of copyrighted materials beyond fair use.

Report Plagiarism: JECMA encourages readers, reviewers, and other stakeholders to report any suspected instances of plagiarism. Reports should be sent to the journal's editorial office at [Contact Email]. All reports will be treated confidentially, and appropriate actions will be taken based on the investigation's findings.

By adhering to stringent plagiarism policies, JECMA aims to maintain the highest academic standards and promote the integrity of scholarly publishing.