Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is commonly defined as the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic work (Rutgers University, Academic Integrity Policy, Section 2C). In scientific writing and publishing, plagiarism most often occurs when ideas or key phrases are taken from a literature source and the source is not cited. Copying a sentence from another work and merely replacing a few words in that sentence also is considered plagiarism.

Plagiarism is prohibited because it is dishonest. Authors who do not credit the original sources of ideas and phrases are guilty of stealing the original authors’ scientific contributions. Scientific discoveries and progress build on the previous accomplishments of other scientists. They deserve—and receive—proper recognition when their contributions used in current works are acknowledged with proper citations.

By submitting articles to AJLS the authors agrees to the following:

  • None of the part of manuscript is plagiarized in any form from other sources.
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources.
  • No evaluation report will be provided to authors.
  • Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism.

All papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the advanced plagiarism detection software (Turnitin).