Screening for Plagiarism

Plagiarism Policy

Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy which states specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in the article submitted for publication in Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam, 

Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam uses Turnitin's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in articles.


Plagiarism involves the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another writer and the representation of them as one's own original work.


The submitted article must be original, unpublished, and not in the state of pending publication elsewhere. Any material or verbatimtaken from another source needs to be clearly identified differently from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (here in defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source; e.g., previous publication.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief is responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism


A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other references

Action: A warning is given to the writers and a request to change the text and properly cite the original reference

Intermediate: A significant portion of an article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original reference

Action: The submitted article is rejected and the writers are forbidden to submit further articles for one year

Severe: A significant portion of an article is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all writers are responsible for the content of their submitted article(s) as they all read and understand Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam Copyright and Licensing Terms. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all writers will be subjected to the same penalty.

If the second case of plagiarism by the same writer(s) is identified, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief. The writer(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever.

This policy applies also to materials reproduced from other publications by the same writer(s). If the writer uses text or figures that have previously been published, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified.

The writer should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original writer and the publisher. If the writer submits a manuscript to Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after the publications of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. Significant overlap means the use of identical or almost identical figures and identical or slightly modified text for one-half or more of the paper. For self-plagiarism of less than one-half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper, the case shall be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is confined to the methods section, the case shall be considered as minor plagiarism.

If the writer uses some of his previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript that was originally published in conference proceedings and then is submitted for publication in Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam either in identical or in expanded form, Then, the writer must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of the publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, the writeris permitted to use material from an unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of a publication being submitted, that was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the writer, and the copyright must be obtained. The editor may accept such a translated publication to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The editor may select a specific paper that had been published (e.g. a “historic” paper) for republication in order to provide a better perspective of a series of articles published in one issue of Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam. This republication shall be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication shall be given, and the permission of the writer(s) and the publisher shall be obtained.

Medina-te : Jurnal Studi Islam layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of the writers who are subjected to penalties and checks that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will inform the Editor-in-Chief who will take appropriate measures. This policy will be posted on the website with the instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to the writers with the confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript.