Plagarism Policy

The "International Journal of Religion and Humanities" (IJRH) is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing practices. Plagiarism, in any form, is a serious violation of academic ethics and undermines the integrity of scholarly research. Therefore, IJRH has established the following plagiarism policy:

  1. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or work without proper acknowledgment or permission and presenting it as one's own. This includes, but is not limited to, copying verbatim text from another source without citation, paraphrasing someone else's work without proper attribution, and self-plagiarism (reusing one's own previously published work without citation or permission).
  2. Originality Requirement: All submissions to IJRH must be original work created by the author(s). Authors are expected to accurately cite and reference any sources used in their research and writing. Any material that is not the author's original work must be properly attributed.
  3. Plagiarism Detection: IJRH utilizes plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism. Authors should be aware that all submissions are subject to this screening process. If plagiarism is detected, appropriate actions will be taken as outlined in this policy.
  4. Consequences of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is identified in a submitted manuscript, the following steps will be taken:
  • The manuscript will be rejected from consideration for publication.
  • The author(s) will be notified of the plagiarism and provided with evidence of the detected plagiarism.
  • The author(s) may be prohibited from submitting future manuscripts to IJRH for a specified period.
  • In cases of severe or repeated plagiarism, the author's institution and relevant academic bodies may be notified.
  1. Appeals Process: Authors have the right to appeal the decision if they believe their work has been wrongly accused of plagiarism. Appeals must be made in writing and submitted to the editorial office of IJRH. The editorial board will review the appeal and make a final determination.
  2. Prevention: IJRH encourages authors to adhere to ethical writing practices and to familiarize themselves with proper citation and referencing guidelines. Authors should ensure that all sources are accurately cited and attributed in their manuscripts. Additionally, authors are encouraged to use plagiarism detection software to screen their own work before submission.
  3. Educational Outreach: IJRH is committed to promoting awareness of plagiarism and ethical publishing practices among authors, reviewers, and the academic community. Educational resources and guidelines on avoiding plagiarism are available on the journal's website.