Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan Rustida  will be screened for plagiarism using plagiarism Checker plagiarism detection tools. Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan Rustida will immediately reject papers containing plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before articles are submitted to reviewers, they are first checked for similarity/plagiarism by a member of the editorial team. Papers submitted to Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan Rustida must have a similarity level of less than 20%.

Plagiarism is the exposure of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or by failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • Literal copying – An author copies another author’s work word for word, in whole or in part, without permission and without acknowledging or citing the original source. This practice can be identified by comparing the original source and the manuscript/work suspected to be plagiarized.
  • Substantial copying – An author reproduces a substantial part of another author’s work, without permission and without acknowledging or citing the original source. The term ‘substantial’ can be understood both in terms of quality and quantity, being often used in the context of intellectual property. ‘Quality’ refers to the relative value of the copied text in comparison to the work as a whole.
  • Paraphrasing – An author takes ideas, words, or phrases from a source and crafts them into new sentences within their own writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.