Screening For Plagiarism

The Editorial Team of the Journal of Communication Science Studies acknowledges that plagiarism is unacceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating certain actions (punishments) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in the journal of communication science studies, journal of communication science studies use Turnitin originality checker software as our tool in detecting similarity of text in articles.


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


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from other sources needs to be clearly identified as distinct from the existing original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text in excess of fair use standards (here defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent) or any graphic material reproduced from other sources requires permission from the copyright holder and, where applicable, the original author and also requires source identification; for example, previous publications.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief is responsible for reviewing this paper and will approve action according to the level of plagiarism detected in the paper according to the following guidelines:

Plagiarism Rate


Short sections from other articles were plagiarized without any significant data or ideas taken from other papers

Action: A warning is given to the author and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made

Intermediate: Most papers are plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper

Action: The submitted article is rejected and the author is prohibited from submitting further articles for one year

Severe: Most papers are plagiarized involving reproduction of original results or ideas presented in other publications

Action: The paper is rejected and the author is prohibited from submitting further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of the papers they submit as they all read and understand the Copyright and License Terms of the Journal of Social and Political Studies. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

If a second case of plagiarism by the same author is identified, a decision on the action to be taken will be made by the Editorial Board (Chief Editor, and Editor-in-Chief) with the Chief Editor. Authors may be banned from submitting further articles forever.

This policy also applies to material reproduced from other publications by the same author. If an author uses previously published text or images, the appropriate paragraph or image must be identified and the previous publication referenced. It is understood that in the case of review papers or papers of a tutorial nature, most of the material has been previously published.

Authors must identify the source of previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to the Journal of Social and Political Studies with significant overlap with manuscripts submitted to other journals concurrently, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after publication of both papers, the editor of the other journal is notified and the case is treated as a case. severe plagiarism. Significant overlap means the use of identical or nearly identical images and identical or slightly modified text for half or more of the paper. For self plagiarism less than half of the paper but more than one tenth of the paper, the case will be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If the self plagiarism is limited to the method part, the case will be considered as minor plagiarism.

If an author uses some previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material must be identified and its differences from this publication stated. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of a manuscript originally published in conference proceedings and subsequently submitted for publication in the Journal of Social and Political Studies either in the same form or in an expanded form, the author must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of publication and obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. . The editor may decide not to accept this paper for publication.

However, an author is permitted to use material from the unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in subsequent journal publications. In the case of a proposed publication, which was originally published in another language, the title, date, and journal of the original publication must be identified by the author, and copyright must be obtained. Editors may accept the publication of such translations to attract the attention of a wider audience. Editors may select certain published papers (e.g. “historic” papers) for republishing to provide a better perspective on a series of papers published in a single issue of the journal of communication science studies. This reissue must be clearly identified and the date and journal of the original publication given, and permission from the author and publisher must be obtained.

Journal of communication science studies layout editor for the Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of penalized authors and will check that no authors of submitted papers are on this list. If a prohibited author is identified, the layout editor will notify the Editor in Chief who will take appropriate action. This policy will be posted on the website with instructions for submitting a manuscript, and a copy will be sent to authors with a confirmation email upon initial receipt of their original manuscript.