The ARAI Journal of Mobility Technology has a rigorous anti-plagiarism policy, and all publications are checked for plagiarism using licensed software (iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software). Upon submission, the paper is subjected to a brief screening for content that is relevant to the journal's scope. The work is next reviewed for plagiarism and approved by an editorial board member before being sent out for peer review.
A plagiarized article is rejected at the sole discretion of our editors (based on the percentage of plagiarism found) and/or the author is given some time to resubmit the revised, non-plagiarized work, which will be considered as a fresh submission. This minimizes the load on our peer-reviewers, allowing them to focus their time and effort on accessing the manuscript's content, resulting in an efficient peer-review.
Plagiarism is discouraged at all stages and can result in the manuscript/article being withdrawn. Plagiarism is defined as the use of text, data, figures, or pictures without proper acknowledgement or authorization, as well as the paraphrasing of language, thoughts, and ideas.
Manuscripts should not have been previously published or be in the process of being submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publishing is a breach of the APA code of ethics and will result in the paper being rejected immediately. If the editor was unaware of the breach and the piece was published, a notice of the duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be issued, and the article will be withdrawn.