Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Board of Jurnal Perspektif Pembiayaan dan Pembangunan Daerah (JPPD) recognizes that plagiarism is unacceptable and has established the following policy outlining specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication in JPPD.


Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be identified as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

Any text exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s), as well as identification of the source, such as previous publication.

All manuscripts will be subjected to a pre-screening plagiarism check using Turnitin Software. The editor will conduct the screening process once the manuscript is received.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for reviewing the paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper, in accordance with the following guidelines:

Levels of Plagiarism:

  1. Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or ideas from the other paper. A warning is given to the authors, and a request is made to change the text and properly cite the original article.
  2. Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper. The submitted article is rejected, and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year.
  3. Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized, involving the reproduction of original results or ideas presented in another publication. The paper is rejected, and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper, as they all sign the JPPD Copyright Transfer Form. If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.

Suppose a second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is identified. In that case, a decision on the measures to be enforced will be made by the Editorial Board (Editor-in-Chief and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor-in-Chief. The author(s) may be forbidden to submit further articles indefinitely.