Plagiarism Policy

The "Journal of Technological Information, Management & Engineering Science" (JTIMES) is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing. Plagiarism is a serious offense that undermines the credibility of research and scholarship. This policy outlines JTIMES's expectations for authors and the consequences of plagiarism.

2. Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using another person's work or ideas without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying text verbatim from another source without quotation marks and proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing another's work without acknowledging the original source.
  • Using another person's ideas, data, or methods without proper citation.
  • Self-plagiarism, which is reusing significant portions of your own previously published work without proper citation.

3. Author Responsibilities

Authors submitting manuscripts to JTIMES are responsible for ensuring their work is original and free of plagiarism. This includes:

  • Citing all sources of information used in your manuscript, including direct quotes, paraphrases, and ideas.
  • Using proper citation formats, such as APA, MLA, or Chicago.
  • Taking all necessary steps to avoid self-plagiarism.

4. Detection and Consequences of Plagiarism

JTIMES uses plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts suspected of plagiarism will be subject to further investigation.

If plagiarism is confirmed, the following consequences may apply:

  • Rejection of the manuscript: Manuscripts with confirmed plagiarism will be rejected for publication.
  • Retraction of publication: If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the article may be retracted.
  • Notification to the author's institution: JTIMES may notify the author's institution about the plagiarism.
  • Blacklisting: Authors found to have engaged in plagiarism may be blacklisted from submitting future manuscripts to JTIMES.

5. Appeals

Authors who disagree with a plagiarism finding may appeal the decision. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the Editor-in-Chief within 30 days of receiving the plagiarism notification.