Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Policy for Acta Humanitatis

1. Purpose of the Policy

The purpose of this plagiarism policy is to uphold academic integrity and originality in all submissions to Acta Humanitatis. This policy provides guidelines for the identification, prevention, and management of plagiarism in submitted manuscripts.

2. Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as the representation of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one’s own original work. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Direct copying of text, images, or data without proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing someone else’s work without acknowledgment.
  • Using ideas from another source without proper citation.
  • Self-plagiarism (reusing one’s own previously published work without citing the original source).

3. Detection of Plagiarism

  • All submissions will be screened using advanced plagiarism detection software to ensure the originality of the content.
  • Manuscripts with a high similarity index may be subjected to further review.

4. Author’s Responsibility

  • Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works.
  • If authors have used the work and/or words of others, appropriate citations must be provided.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

5. Handling of Plagiarism

  • In cases of alleged or proven plagiarism, regardless of the time of discovery, Acta Humanitatis will take serious action.
  • If plagiarism is detected before publication, the manuscript will be rejected.
  • If plagiarism is detected after publication, the article may be retracted, and the author may face a ban from future submissions.

6. Reporting Plagiarism

  • Any case of suspected plagiarism should be reported to the editorial board of Acta Humanitatis.
  • Allegations of plagiarism will be investigated promptly and in accordance with the standards of academic integrity.

7. Consequences of Plagiarism

  • The consequences of plagiarism can include manuscript rejection or retraction, notification to the author’s institution or funding bodies, and prohibition from future submissions to the journal.

8. Appeal Process

  • Authors have the right to appeal against plagiarism allegations. Appeals must be made in writing and will be reviewed by an independent committee.

9. Updating of the Policy

  • This policy may be updated periodically to adapt to the evolving standards of academic publishing and plagiarism detection.

10. Acknowledgment and Acceptance

  • Submission of a manuscript to Acta Humanitatis implies that all authors have read and agreed to the journal’s plagiarism policy.