The Journal of Sustainable Livestock takes plagiarism very seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of plagiarism. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should ensure that their work is original and does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. To maintain the integrity of the publication process, the following plagiarism policy is strictly enforced:

  1. Definition of Plagiarism:
  • Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as one's own, without giving proper credit or acknowledgment.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, copying and pasting text from other sources without appropriate citation, paraphrasing without proper attribution, and self-plagiarism (reusing one's own previously published work without proper disclosure).
  1. Plagiarism Detection:
  • All submitted manuscripts are subjected to a thorough plagiarism check using specialized plagiarism detection software.
  • The software compares the manuscript against a vast database of published works, including journal articles, books, conference proceedings, and online sources.
  • Any instances of suspected plagiarism will be carefully examined by the editorial team.
  1. Author Responsibility:
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and for properly citing and referencing all sources used.
  • Authors should not submit manuscripts that contain substantial portions of text from their own previously published work without proper acknowledgment.
  • Proper attribution should be given to all sources used, including text, figures, tables, and other materials.
  1. Editorial Actions:
  • If plagiarism or any form of academic misconduct is detected, the journal's editorial team will take appropriate actions.
  • Depending on the severity of the plagiarism, the manuscript may be rejected outright or returned to the authors for revision.
  • In cases of confirmed plagiarism, the journal reserves the right to inform the authors' institutions or employers and may impose sanctions, such as banning future submissions.
  1. Corrections and Retractions:
  • If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the journal will issue a correction or retraction, depending on the extent of the plagiarism.
  • The authors will be required to provide a written explanation and apology, and their future submissions may be subject to closer scrutiny.
  1. Education and Awareness:
  • The journal aims to educate authors and raise awareness about plagiarism and proper citation practices.
  • Authors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with ethical guidelines and best practices for avoiding plagiarism.
  • The journal provides resources and guidelines on proper citation and referencing to assist authors in maintaining academic integrity.

By adhering to this plagiarism policy, the Journal of Sustainable Livestock ensures that all published articles are original, properly attributed, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of sustainable livestock.