Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

The IJSSH has policy of screening for plagiarism for editorial originality. It is Turnitin and ETS. Turnitin helps our editors compare the text of submitted papers for similarity. This is for editors who want an extra check. It helps our members to actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism by providing their editorial teams with access to Turnitin powerful text comparison tool, iThenticate.

The passed similarity report from Turnitin is accepted paper under 10% for peer-reviewed process. There are three points the similarity report, in this case, the search options included student paper repository, current and archived internet, periodicals, journals, & publications.


Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other forms of creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.

Plagiarism may constitute the following:

  • Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, by using quotation marks);
  • Copying figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected.

If an attempt at plagiarism is found in a paper after having been published in IJSSH, the author will be required to publish a written apology to the authors of the original paper, and further collaboration with the author of plagiarized papers will be terminated.