Plagiarism and Retraction Policy

International Journal of Halal Research discourages and condemned plagiarism practices. Manuscript submitted to IJoHR will go to Turnitin's similarity check. A maximum of 20% similarities is allowed for the manuscripts to go through the publication process. The database used as the similarity check setting is the periodicals, journals, and publications. Manuscripts with similarities between 21 - 30% will be returned to the authors for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts with similarities of 31% and above will be rejected.

Authors are discouraged from withdrawing submitted manuscripts after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, International Journal of Halal Research (IJoHR) had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process. Should under any circumstances that the author(s) still request for a withdrawal, author(s) should pay back every effort put into the manuscript processes at an amount of US $100. Paid upon official request from the author(s) in an email sent to IJoHR's editor using the same email address used in correspondence. We hate to do this, but this is essential to prevent sporadic submissions and withdrawals of manuscripts.

IJoHR's editors shall consider retracting a publication if:

  • they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  • it constitutes plagiarism (high similarity with other published items)
  • it reports unethical research  

IJoHR's editors shall consider issuing an expression of concern if:

  • they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors
  • there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case
  • they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive
  • an investigation is underway but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time

IJoHR's editors shall consider issuing a correction if:

  • a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error)
  • the author/contributor list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included)

The mechanism follows the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at