The word plagiarism is defined by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on delinquency in Research as: "The stealing of another person's ideas, tables, content, processes, results or words without citing the appropriate credit to be considered as crime". The locality of the content is irrelevant when it comes to plagiarism; content from the internet is equally comparable to information appearing from a book or journal.
Plagiarism may be of “self or duplicate, blatant”. Blatant is a very clear way of copying contents from other published materials. Self-plagiarism means replication of author’s their own material without providing reference. Duplicate publication denotes to the publication of author’s articles in two or more journals at the same time either with or without altering the content.
Plagiarism is dishonest. The art of writing without any new innovative ideas from authors will create an inequality between knowledge and understanding. This way of providing information to public is invaluable. The proper way of giving credit to original information is by citing and acknowledging. This will definitely embellish original author’s value of work.
AJB will check plagiarism for all the articles before prior publication. If the plagiarism content is observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff members at any stage of publication process at the time of editing or proof reading will be communicate to author to rewrite the manuscript.
If the plagiarized content is noticed after the publication of the article then, it will be notified to the author and depending upon the plagiarism the article will be withdrawn from the journal. AJB does not embolden any form of Plagiarism. Hence, we strongly recommend you to check your content before submitting it to AJB for publication. Plagiarism can be identified by using several free ' plagiarism detection softaware to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Turnitin software.