Profesi Pendidikan Dasar (PPD) has a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism and has established the following policy outlining specific actions (penalties) that will be taken if plagiarism is discovered in an article submitted for publication in PPD.
Plagiarism is defined as "the use or close imitation of another author's language and thoughts and representation of them as one's own original work."
Submitted manuscripts must be original, unpublished, and not in the process of being published elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source must be clearly distinguished from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) quotation marks, and (3) source identification..
PPD evaluates the similarity index using Turnitin, and then the editor decides whether or not there is possible plagiarism (Similarity Report will be provided to the author). In the event of possible plagiarism, the Editorial Board will take the following actions:
- If the similarity report result is greater than 40%, the article will be rejected, and no resubmission will be accepted..
- If the Similarity Report is in the range of 25-40%: The editor will send the submission back to the author for improvement by providing adequate citations and sentence rewriting and paraphrasing even if the citation is already provided..
- If the similarity report is less than 25%, the manuscript will be sent to the initial review desk before receiving further reviews.