The Applied Science Engineering and Management Bulletin (ASEMB) takes plagiarism very seriously and maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of academic misconduct. We are committed to ensuring the integrity and originality of the research published in our journal. This Plagiarism Policy outlines our expectations for authors, reviewers, and editors and the actions we take to address cases of plagiarism.

Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism refers to the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as one's own without appropriate acknowledgment. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Direct Plagiarism: Copying verbatim sentences, paragraphs, or substantial portions of another person's work without proper citation or quotation marks.

  2. Self-Plagiarism: Reusing one's own previously published work or substantial parts thereof without proper acknowledgment or justification.

  3. Paraphrasing Plagiarism: Paraphrasing or rephrasing another person's work without sufficient changes or without proper citation.

  4. Idea Plagiarism: Presenting another person's original idea or concept as one's own without giving appropriate credit.

Plagiarism Detection:

To ensure the originality of the submitted manuscripts, ASEMB utilizes advanced plagiarism detection software during the review process. This software compares the manuscript's content with a vast database of published works and identifies potential instances of plagiarism.

Author Responsibilities:

Authors submitting their work to ASEMB are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Originality: Authors must ensure that their submissions are original and have not been published previously. Proper citations and references should be provided for all sources used.

  2. Citation and Attribution: Authors should appropriately cite and reference the work of others, including their own previous publications, to give credit where it is due. Any verbatim or paraphrased content from external sources must be clearly indicated with proper quotation marks or citation.

  3. Permission for Reproduced Material: If authors include any copyrighted material or previously published content, they must obtain permission from the copyright holder and provide proper attribution.

  4. Self-Plagiarism: Authors should not reuse their own previously published work without proper citation or justification. If any sections of the manuscript overlap with the author's own published work, it should be clearly indicated and referenced.

Plagiarism Investigation and Consequences:

In the event of suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Initial Investigation: The ASEMB editorial team will conduct a thorough examination of the manuscript using plagiarism detection software. If significant instances of plagiarism are identified, the manuscript will be further investigated.

  2. Author Notification: If plagiarism is confirmed, the corresponding author will be informed and given an opportunity to respond to the allegations.

  3. Correction or Retraction: Depending on the severity of the plagiarism, corrective actions may include requesting the authors to revise the manuscript by properly citing and paraphrasing the plagiarized content or retracting the paper altogether.

  4. Reporting: In cases of severe plagiarism or repeated offenses, the details of the misconduct may be reported to the authors' institutions, funding agencies, and other relevant bodies for further investigation and appropriate action.

Reviewer and Editor Responsibilities:

Reviewers and editors play a vital role in upholding the standards of academic integrity. They should be vigilant in identifying and reporting any potential instances of plagiarism during the review process. If reviewers or editors suspect plagiarism, they should bring it to the attention of the ASEMB editorial team for investigation.