Plagiarism Policy

Manuscripts submitted to the Indonesian Journal of Character Education Research (IJCER) will be screened using Turnitin similarity detection tool Indonesian Journal of Character Education Research (IJCER) will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. The journal wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.

Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications. When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is a country that has a diversity of multicultural societies with diverse languages and cultures.)

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

Indonesian Journal of Character Education Research (IJCER) takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found to violate any of the standards set out above. For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at;;

Similarity level

Indonesian Journal of Character Education Research (IJCER) practices Zero tolerance towards plagiarism. We use Turnitin to evaluate the similarity index and then the editor decides the case of possible plagiarism (Similarity report will be provided to the author). Editorial board has passed the following actions:

  1. Similarity Index above 40%: Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted).

  2. Similarity Index (20-39%): Sent back to the author for improvement (provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do a good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided).

  3. Similarity index equal or Less than 20%: Accepted or citation improvement may be required (proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts).

  4. In case no. 2: the author(s) should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do a good paraphrasing to the cited text.

Every manuscript that submitted into IJCER will be scanned for its similiarity by using Turnitin.