Plagiarism Policy

Al-Hijrah Indonesia Publishing recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities. Al-Hijrah Indonesia Publishing will use Turnitin's originality checking software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in the book and the final version. A maximum of 30% of similarities is allowed for the submitted book. Should we find more than 30% of the similarity index, the draft will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.


Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."


Papers must be original, unpublished, and not pending submission elsewhere. Any text of an amount exceeding fair use standards (herein defined as more than two or three sentences or the equivalent thereof) or any graphic material reproduced from another source requires permission from the copyright holder and, if feasible, the original author(s) and also requires identification of the source.

When plagiarism is identified, the Editor responsible for the review of this draft and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the draft in agreement with the following guidelines:

Level of Plagiarism


A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other 

Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original source

Intermediate: A significant portion of a draft is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source

Action: The submitted draft is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further draft for one year

Severe: A significant portion of a draft is plagiarized that involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication

Action: The draft is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

The mechanism follows the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at For your convenience, the same document is shown below.