All articles submitted to this journal will be checked using the Turnitin application with a tolerance limit of 25%.
The Mu'allim Editorial Board acknowledges that plagiarism is unacceptable and therefore establishes the following policy which states certain actions (punishments) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication on Mu'allim, the editor will use Turnitin's originality checking software as a tool us in detecting text similarities in articles.
Definition: Plagiarism involves "the similar use or imitation of the language and thoughts of other authors and their representation as original works of their own."
Articles must be original, unpublished, and not awaiting publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly identified as distinct from the current original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.
Any text whose quantity exceeds fair use standards (defined herein as more than two or three sentences or their equivalent) or any graphic material produced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, where applicable, the original author and also requires identification of the source; for example, previous publications.
When plagiarism is identified, the Chief Editor is responsible for reviewing this paper and will approve the steps according to the plagiarism level detected in this paper according to the following guidelines:
Level of Plagiarism
Brief sections of other articles are quoted without important data or ideas being taken from another paper
Action: A warning is given to the author and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article
Intermediate: Most papers are cited without proper citation for Original paper
Actions: The submitted article is rejected and the author is prohibited from submitting further articles as long as one year
Severe: Most plagiarized papers involve reproduction of original results or ideas presented in other publications
Action: Paper rejected and Author prohibited from submitting further articles for five years.
It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of the papers they submit because they all read and understand Mu'allim's Copyright and License Terms. If plagiarism is punished, 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 take effect will be made by the editorial board (Editor in Chief, and Editorial member) with the Chief Editor. The author may be banned from submitting further articles forever.
This policy also applies to material produced from other publications by the same author. If an author uses previously published text or images, the appropriate paragraphs or images should be identified and previous publications referred to. It is understood that in the case of review papers or tutorial papers most of the material has been previously published.
Authors must identify the source of previously published material and obtain permission from the original authors and publishers. If an author submits a manuscript to Mu'allim with significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal simultaneously, and this overlap is found 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 of severe plagiarism. . Significant overlap means the use of identical or nearly identical images and identical or slightly modified text for one or more paper and a half. For self-plagiarism that is less than half the paper part but more than one tenth part of the paper, the case must be treated as intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is limited to the method part, the case will be considered as petty plagiarism.
If an author uses some previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, previously published material should be identified and differences from this publication should be noted. Permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder. In the case of manuscripts initially published in conference proceedings and subsequently submitted for publication in Mu'allim's journal either in identical form or in 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 an unpublished presentation, including visuals, in a subsequent journal publication. In the case of submitted publications that were 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 can accept such translated publications to attract the attention of a wider audience. Editors can select specific published papers (eg "historic" papers) to republish to provide a better perspective of the series of papers published in one issue of Mu'allim. This republication must be clearly identified as such and the date and journal of the original publication must be granted, and the author and publisher's permission must be obtained.
Mu'allim's layout editor for Journals is responsible for maintaining the list of sentenced authors and will check that no authors of submitted papers are on this list. If a banned author is identified, the layout editor will notify the Editor in Chief who will take the appropriate action. This policy will be posted on the website with instructions for submitting the manuscripts, and a copy will be sent to the authors with a confirmation email upon receipt of the inception of their original manuscript.