Plagiarism is not acceptable in Engineering and Technology Journal (ETJ) because plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Plagiarism includes copying text, tables, images, or data from another source, even from the author's own publications, without crediting the original source. All manuscripts submitted to ETJ are checked for plagiarism using standard Software Turnitin. This software checks content against a database of periodicals, the internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage overlap between the submitted manuscript and the published document. If the similarity seems legitimate, less than 20% from different sources, the manuscript will proceed with the review process. However, in cases of high plagiarism (i.e., more than 20%), the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the manuscript is retracted from the journal website after careful investigation and approval by the journal's Editor-in-Chief.
Engineering and Technology Journal severely follows the committee of publication ethics (COPE) guidelines to detect plagiarism; for more clear insight, authors may refer to flowcharts provided by COPE by clicking here or visiting the COPE website (https://publicationethics.org/).