Plagiarism and Data Fabrication

The manuscript should be original work, and authors should cite the others’ works, words, ideas or figures used in the manuscript. All sources used must be appropriately cited. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be appropriately quoted.

Plagiarism is one of the most important threats to scholarly publication quality and academic integrity and is not acceptable in any way in EKSYAR. Plagiarism may take different forms, from showing someone else’s work as their own to copying or paraphrasing parts of other studies without proper attribution, or to using research data collected or produced by others without permission and proper attribution.

EKSYAR editors use Turnitin and/or Grammarly software to check the manuscripts for plagiarism and text duplication. When editors suspect a plagiarism case during the peer review process, they follow the paths set in the COPE’s guidelines. If the plagiarism is confirmed, the manuscript will be rejected.

Practices such as fabricating or manipulating data, manipulating images and other visual objects, deliberately selecting analysis tools or methods to support a particular conclusion constitute unethical behaviour and are strictly forbidden in EKSYAR. Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed, especially regarding data collection and their analysis and interpretation. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The study should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

EKSYAR tolerates a maximum of 20% for the plagiarism level, which has also been confirmed in the Peer Review Process, Editorial Office Assessment points.