Plagiarism Policy

The Qualitative Research Review Letter (QRRL) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical conduct. Plagiarism, in any form, undermines these principles and is considered a serious breach of scholarly ethics. Therefore, QRRL has instituted the following plagiarism policy to ensure the originality and integrity of all submitted manuscripts:

  1. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work, ideas, or words as one's own without proper acknowledgment. This includes, but is not limited to, copying text, ideas, images, or data without appropriate citation, and self-plagiarism, which involves reusing one's own previously published work without proper attribution.
  2. Detection Tools: All submitted manuscripts will be subjected to rigorous plagiarism checks using reliable plagiarism detection software. Authors should ensure that their submissions are entirely original and properly cite any sources used to avoid any potential issues.
  3. Attribution and Citation: Proper attribution and citation are essential in academic writing. Authors must accurately cite all sources, including direct quotations, paraphrased text, and ideas borrowed from other works. Failure to provide adequate attribution will be considered plagiarism.
  4. Self-Plagiarism: Authors must disclose any previous publications or substantial overlap with their current submission. If significant portions of the manuscript have been previously published or submitted elsewhere, authors must provide appropriate references and indicate the extent of the overlap.
  5. Consequences of Plagiarism: If plagiarism is detected in a submitted manuscript, the following actions may be taken:
  • Rejection of the manuscript.
  • Notification of the author's institution or employer.
  • Prohibition of future submissions to QRRL.
  • Public disclosure of the plagiarism incident.
  1. Author Responsibilities: Authors are solely responsible for the originality and integrity of their submissions. By submitting a manuscript to QRRL, authors certify that the work is entirely their own and does not contain any plagiarized material. Authors should also ensure that all co-authors have agreed to the submission and are aware of its contents.
  2. Editorial Responsibilities: The editorial team of QRRL is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity. Editors will oversee the plagiarism screening process and take appropriate action if plagiarism is suspected or detected. Editors will also provide guidance to authors on proper citation and attribution practices.
  3. Appeals and Disputes: Authors who believe their work has been unfairly accused of plagiarism may appeal the decision by providing evidence to support their claim. All appeals will be carefully reviewed by the editorial team, and decisions will be made based on the available evidence and adherence to established guidelines.
  4. Education and Awareness: QRRL is dedicated to promoting awareness of plagiarism and educating authors on best practices in academic writing and citation. Resources and guidelines on avoiding plagiarism will be made available to authors to ensure compliance with ethical standards.