Editorial Board of Journal of Research in Techno-based Language Education (JRTLE) is seriously concerned about plagiarism and other forms of fraud and misconduct in academic publishing. JRTLE employs Grammarly Software for such a plagiarism screening. JRTLE identifies that plagiarism is not bearable and therefore establishes the following policy when plagiarism is recognized in a paper that is submitted for publication in JRTLE:
Plagiarism involves the “process or practice of using another person's ideas or work and pretending that it is one's own original work” [Cambridge Dictionary, 2020].
Papers must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If a paper is found to have plagiarism or to use third-party material without consent or adequate acknowledgment, and where the authorship of the work is questioned, the JRTLE has the right to retract the paper; appraise the matter with other fitting legal actions. When plagiarism is identified, the Editor-in-Chief of JRTLE is responsible for the review of the paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following levels of plagiarism:
Level 1: Minor Plagiarism
A short paragraph or a sentence of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or ideas taken from the other papers or publications.
Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change/modify the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.
Level 2: Intermediate Plagiarism
A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.
Punishment: The submitted manuscript is automatically rejected.
Level 3: Severe Plagiarism
A large portion of a paper is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.
Punishment: The paper is automatically rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to the Journal.
Journal of Research in Techno-based Language Education (JRTLE) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, IJLT is guided by the publication ethics principles. To see the JRTLE publication ethics and malpractice statement click here.