Screening Plagiarism

Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with more than 20% similarity and without citation. We should notice to authors of Scientific Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JOM) that Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used.

If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be rejected and retracted to publish in this journal.