Plagiarism and Retraction Policy
BIO-SITE| Biologi Sains Terapan editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication in BIO-SITE. BIO-SITE will use Turnitin's originality checking software as our tool in detecting similarities of texts in articles.
When plagiarism is identified, the Editor in Chief responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:
Level of Plagiarism
- Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper. Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made
- Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper. Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year
- Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication. Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.
The Editor of BIO-SITE is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that no authors of a submitted paper are on this list. The Editor Team of BIO-SITE will consider to retract a paper that already published in BIO-SITE if:
- There is a clear evidence that the paper content a misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
- The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
- it constitutes plagiarism
- it reports unethical research
- The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/