|Focus & Scope
|Open Access Policy
The manuscript submitted into Jcommsci will be screened for plagiarism and similarity using Turnitin. If an article is indicated as a plagiary, it will be rejected and will not be reviewed.
Here are some of the actions passed by the Editorial board:
- A similarity index above 40%: in this case, the article is rejected due to poor paraphrasing or citation leading to an outright rejection – NO RESUBMISSION accepted.
- A similarity index within 10-40%: in this case, the publication is sent to the author for correction and improvement. There is a need for the author to provide a correct citation to similar places and proper paraphrasing for citations.
- A similarity index less than 20%: here, accepted or citation improvements might be needed – all outsourced texts must be given a proper citation.
In the second and third cases, there is a need for careful revision of the article from the author(s). The author(s) need to add citation and paraphrasing to outsourced texts. At the time of examining the submitted article, there should be a Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM or plagiarism of less than 20% similarity.