Plagiarism Policy

  1. Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or work without proper attribution or permission and presenting them as one's own. This includes, but is not limited to, copying text directly from another source without quotation marks and proper citation, paraphrasing another author's work without appropriate acknowledgment, and selfplagiarism, which involves reusing one's own previously published material without citation or indication of its original source.

  1. Submission Guidelines:

Authors submitting manuscripts to ABBSSR must ensure that their work is original and has not been previously published, in whole or in part, in any other publication. Authors are also required to properly cite and acknowledge the contributions of others, including their own previously published work, in accordance with established citation and referencing conventions.

  1. Plagiarism Detection:

All submissions to ABBSSR undergo a thorough plagiarism detection process using specialized software tools. The editorial team and reviewers carefully examine each manuscript to identify any instances of plagiarism or academic misconduct. Authors found to have engaged in plagiarism or any other form of unethical behavior will be subject to appropriate penalties, including rejection of the manuscript and possible prohibition from future submissions.

  1. Responsibilities of Authors:

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality and authenticity of their work. By submitting a manuscript to ABBSSR, authors certify that their work is free from plagiarism and does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. Authors must also disclose any potential conflicts of interest and provide accurate and complete information about the sources and funding of their research.

  1. Consequences of Plagiarism:

If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript, the following actions may be taken:

 Immediate rejection of the manuscript.

 Notification of the author's institution or employer.

 Denial   of future submissions to ABBSSR.

 Publication of a retraction or correction notice in the journal.

  1. Appeals Process:

Authors who believe that their work has been unfairly accused of plagiarism may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support their claim. The editorial team will review the appeal and make a final determination based on the available evidence and guidelines outlined in this policy.