Plagiarism Policy

1. Definition of Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or work without proper acknowledgment or citation. This includes, but is not limited to, copying text directly from another source without quotation marks or proper citation, paraphrasing another person's work without giving appropriate credit, and presenting someone else's work as your own.

2. Prohibited Actions:
Authors submitting manuscripts to Management Science Research Archives must ensure that the work is entirely original and does not contain any plagiarized content. Plagiarism in any form, whether intentional or unintentional, is strictly prohibited. This includes self-plagiarism, where authors reuse their own previously published work without proper citation.

3. Detection of Plagiarism:
All submissions to Management Science Research Archives undergo a thorough plagiarism check using reliable plagiarism detection software. If any instances of plagiarism are detected, the manuscript will be rejected or retracted from publication.

4. Consequences of Plagiarism:
Authors found to have engaged in plagiarism will face serious consequences, which may include:
- Immediate rejection of the manuscript.
- Prohibition from submitting future manuscripts to Management Science Research Archives.
- Notification of the plagiarism incident to the author's institution or employer.
- Public disclosure of the plagiarism incident, including the names of the authors involved.

5. Responsibilities of Authors:
Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and providing proper attribution to all sources used. When citing the work of others, authors must accurately represent the source material and provide appropriate citations. Authors should also acknowledge any assistance received in the research process.

6. Responsibilities of Reviewers and Editors:
Reviewers and editors are tasked with identifying any instances of plagiarism during the peer review process. If plagiarism is suspected, reviewers and editors should promptly report their concerns to the editorial board for further investigation.

7. Appeals Process:
Authors who believe they have been unjustly accused of plagiarism may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support their claim. The editorial board will carefully review the appeal and make a final determination.

8. Educational Outreach:
Management Science Research Archives is committed to educating authors about the importance of academic integrity and proper citation practices. We provide resources and guidelines to help authors avoid plagiarism and adhere to ethical standards in research and publishing.

9. Revision of Plagiarized Manuscripts:
If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript, authors may be given the opportunity to revise their work and remove the plagiarized content. However, all revisions must be thoroughly checked for plagiarism before being considered for publication.

10. Contact Information:
For inquiries or concerns regarding our plagiarism policy, authors, reviewers, and other stakeholders can contact the editorial office of Management Science Research Archives.