Plagiarism Policy


Submitted manuscripts to The Journal of Artificial Intelligence General Science will undergo a thorough plagiarism screening process using CrossCheck/iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. Additionally, we utilize Copyscape for further plagiarism checks. The The Journal of Artificial Intelligence General Science promptly rejects papers found to contain instances of plagiarism or self-plagiarism.


Definition of Plagiarism


Adapted from Bella H. Plagiarism. Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:127

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Plagiarism encompasses the use of others' published and unpublished ideas, words, or intellectual property without proper attribution or permission, presenting them as original rather than derived from an existing source. The intent and outcome of plagiarism are to deceive the reader regarding the contributions of the plagiarizer. This applies whether the content is extracted from abstracts, research grant applications, Institutional Review Board submissions, or unpublished or published manuscripts in any format. Plagiarism is considered scientific misconduct and should be treated accordingly.




Self-plagiarism pertains to an author reusing portions of their prior writings on the same subject in another publication, without formal citation in quotes. This practice, while widespread and sometimes unintentional, may occur due to the limited ways of expressing the same information, particularly in sections like the methods of an article. Though this often infringes on the copyright assigned to the publisher, there is no unanimous consensus on whether it constitutes scientific misconduct, or how much of one's own work can be reused before it qualifies as "plagiarism." For this reason, self-plagiarism is not regarded with the same gravity as plagiarism involving the ideas and words of others. If journals have established policies on this matter, they should be explicitly communicated to authors.


Types of Plagiarism


Direct Plagiarism: This involves the verbatim lifting of text.

Mosaic Plagiarism: This entails borrowing ideas and opinions from an original source along with a few verbatim words or phrases, without proper credit to the author.


Reporting Plagiarism


Authors are encouraged to follow these steps in the event of identifying plagiarism:


  1. Inform the editor of the journal where the plagiarized article is published.
  2. Provide both the original and plagiarized articles, highlighting the plagiarized sections.
  3. If evidence of plagiarism is substantial, the editor should initiate a disciplinary meeting.
  4. The editor of the journal with the original article should communicate with the editor of the journal containing the plagiarized article to address the matter.
  5. The plagiarist should be requested to provide an explanation.
  6. In case of non-response within the stipulated time or an unsatisfactory explanation, the article should be permanently retracted.
  7. The author should be blacklisted and prohibited from submitting to the particular journal for a minimum of 5 years.
  8. The relevant head of the institution must be notified.
  9. Plagiarism can be detected using search engines like Google or specialized programs such as iThenticate or Turnitin. For Russian-language texts, "Advego Plagiatus" is employed.


Authors are encouraged to verify their manuscripts using:

[CrossCheck/iThenticate] (

[Advego Plagiatus Software]