Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial team of Review of Socio-Economics Research and Development Studies (ReSERDS) is committed to publish original articles. To ensure originality of submitted manuscripts, ReSERDS uses software / checker to detect plagiarism. Plagiarism is one of the most common types of publication misconduct. Plagiarism is an intentional or deliberate act using another’s work by literal copying or paraphrasing someone else’s work without properly citing or recognizing the sources. The copied materials can include data, figures, phrases, ideas or concepts.

The Editor-in-Chief will subject the submitted manuscript to plagiarism checker upon receipt. From 2017 to 2020, ReSERDS used Grammarly as plagiarism checker and from 2021 up to present, ReSERDS uses Turnitin to detect plagiarism. Turnitin is commonly used as plagiarism detection service. The Editorial board sets 10% as the maximum threshold of similarity index before the submitted paper can be sent to peer review.

  • If the submitted paper exceeds the threshold buts fall within the tolerable limit, the authors will be requested to address the issue, rewrite some parts or provide the necessary sources. The authors will then be requested to submit a revised paper.
  • If the paper has high level of similarity, without proper citations and without crediting the work of others, the submitted paper will be desk rejected and will not be sent for peer review.

ReSERDS acknowledges that plagiarism is a serious publication misconduct. Authors are encouraged to subject their paper for plagiarism check before submitting to the journal. It is the responsibility of the authors to submit papers of original content as their scientific contribution in advancing knowledge.