Plagiarism Policy

All manuscripts submitted to or published by AJPS will undergo screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software (Turnitin). Plagiarism, as well as other violations such as duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution, are considered serious breaches of publication ethics. Therefore, any form of plagiarism or fraudulent and knowingly inaccurate statements is deemed unethical and unacceptable. Similarly, submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously is considered unethical publishing behavior and is not tolerated.

It is important to note that AJPS may overlook a duplicated manuscript if the similarity ratio, including the use of artificial intelligent, is within 20%. However, authors are responsible for ensuring that the similarity index remains within this limit until the article is published. Additionally, during this period, the artificial intelligent index must be less than 5%.

All new submissions to AJPS are screened using Editorial board members may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited in the Bibliography may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.