Plagiarism Policy

The "Journal of Political Stability Archive" (JPSA) is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical research practices. This policy outlines the JPSA's stance on plagiarism and its procedures for handling suspected cases.

Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work as your own, without proper citation or attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Direct copying of text, data, or ideas from another source without proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing the work of others without acknowledging the original source.
  • Self-plagiarism, which involves reusing significant portions of your own previously published work without proper citation.
  • Mosaic plagiarism, which involves piecing together parts of different sources without proper citation.
  • Ghostwriting, where someone else writes your work for you and you claim it as your own.

Consequences of Plagiarism:

Any author found to have plagiarized in their submission to the JPSA will be subject to the following consequences:

  • Immediate rejection of the submitted manuscript.
  • Ineligibility for future submissions to the JPSA for a period of time determined by the editorial board.
  • Notification of the author's institution and relevant funding agencies, if applicable.
  • Public retraction of the published article (if applicable).

Responsibilities of Authors:

Authors submitting to the JPSA are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the originality of their work.
  • Citing all sources properly and accurately.
  • Obtaining permission to use copyrighted material.
  • Disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.

Procedures for Handling Plagiarism:

The JPSA editorial board takes all allegations of plagiarism seriously. The following procedures will be followed in the event of a suspected case:

  • The editor will investigate the allegation.
  • The author will be given the opportunity to respond to the allegation.
  • The editorial board will make a final decision on whether plagiarism has occurred.
  • The author will be informed of the decision and the consequences, if applicable.