Plagiarism Policy

1. Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or work without proper acknowledgment or permission, presenting them as one's own. This includes, but is not limited to, copying text, data, images, or concepts from published or unpublished sources without citation.

2. Plagiarism Detection:

Metal Powder Report (MPR) employs plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism. This software compares the text of the manuscript against a vast database of academic and scholarly publications to identify similarities.

3. Types of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism can take various forms, including:

  • Verbatim Plagiarism: Directly copying and pasting text from another source without quotation marks or proper citation.

  • Paraphrasing Plagiarism: Rewriting someone else's ideas or work in your own words without proper attribution.

  • Self-Plagiarism: Reusing one's own previously published work without appropriate citation or acknowledgment.

  • Mosaic Plagiarism: Combining verbatim text from multiple sources without proper citation, creating a mosaic of copied material.

4. Consequences of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a serious ethical violation and will not be tolerated by Metal Powder Report (MPR). Manuscripts found to contain instances of plagiarism will be subject to the following actions:

  • Rejection: Manuscripts that contain significant instances of plagiarism will be rejected outright and will not be considered for publication in the journal.

  • Retraction: If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the article will be retracted from the journal, and an appropriate retraction notice will be issued.

  • Blacklisting: Authors who engage in repeated instances of plagiarism may be banned from submitting future manuscripts to Metal Powder Report (MPR) and may be reported to their institutions or employers.

5. Author Responsibilities:

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality and integrity of their work and for properly citing all sources used in their research. Authors should:

  • Use quotation marks and provide proper citation for verbatim text taken from other sources.

  • Paraphrase ideas or concepts from other sources in their own words and provide appropriate citation.

  • Avoid self-plagiarism by properly citing and referencing any previously published work that is included in the manuscript.

6. Contact Information:

For inquiries regarding the plagiarism policy or to report suspected cases of plagiarism, please contact the editorial office.

Note to Authors:

Metal Powder Report (MPR) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical publishing practices. We appreciate the cooperation of authors in upholding these standards and ensuring the originality and authenticity of their research contributions.