Plagiarism Policy

Al-Behishat Research Archive is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical research practices. This Plagiarism Policy outlines the Archive's definition of plagiarism, its stance on plagiarism, and the consequences of plagiarism for authors submitting their work to the Archive.

Definition of Plagiarism

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

  • Direct plagiarism: Copying verbatim from another source without quotation marks or proper citation.
  • Paraphrasing plagiarism: Rephrasing another source's words or ideas without proper citation.
  • Mosaic plagiarism: Borrowing pieces from different sources and stitching them together without proper citation.
  • Self-plagiarism: Submitting the same work or substantial portions of the same work to multiple publications without proper disclosure.

Stance on Plagiarism

Al-Behishat Research Archive takes plagiarism very seriously. Any form of plagiarism detected in a submitted work will be considered a violation of this Policy and will result in disciplinary action.

Consequences of Plagiarism

If plagiarism is detected in a submitted work, the following consequences may apply:

  • Rejection of the work: The work will be rejected from publication in the Archive.
  • Retraction of the work: If plagiarism is detected after publication, the work will be retracted from the Archive.
  • Notification to the author's institution: The author's institution may be notified of the plagiarism violation.
  • Publication of the plagiarism finding: The plagiarism finding may be published in the Archive or other relevant platforms.

Author's Responsibilities

Authors submitting their work to Al-Behishat Research Archive are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and for properly citing all sources used. Authors should:

  • Quote directly: Use quotation marks and provide proper in-text and reference list citations for any direct quotes from other sources.
  • Paraphrase correctly: When paraphrasing another source's words or ideas, ensure that the paraphrase is your own and provide proper in-text and reference list citations.
  • Cite all sources: Cite all sources used in your work, regardless of whether they are directly quoted or paraphrased.
  • Use a plagiarism detection tool: Consider using a plagiarism detection tool to check your work for plagiarism before submitting it to the Archive.