Peer Review Policy and Plagiarism Prevention Policy

Peer Review Policy

APJAS depends on the peer review process to maintain the quality and validity of individual articles. This journal operates a Double-blind review process where both the reviewer and the author are anonymous. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then sent (soft and hard copy) to one or two independent expert reviewers (depending on the availability) to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor’s decision is final.

Plagiarism policy

The journal(APJAS) takes plagiarism seriously. If an author has copied from another author or has used parts of another author’s work (text, tables, figures, etc.) without his or her permission and a reference, then the paper will be retracted and the reasons will be informed to the author. In addition, the author’s academic supervisors will be informed that plagiarism has been committed. The same shall also be applied to the academic faculty and such information of plagiarism will be reported to the concerned heads of the institutes.
Some common forms of plagiarism
1. Submitting someone’s work as their own.
2. Taking passages from their own previous work without adding citations.
3. Re-writing someone’s work without properly citing sources.
4. Using quotations, but not citing the source.
5. Citing some, but not all passages that should be cited.
6. Melding together cited and uncited sections of the piece.
7. Inaccurately citing the source.
8. Relying too heavily on other people’s work. Fails to bring original thought into the text.
9. Publishing the same article with similar content to that which has already been published.
10. Publishing several papers based on the results of one study. However, the number of papers that can be
published based on the results of a study has not yet been fixed.