Jurnal MAARIF, as a respected national journal, wants to ensure that all the authors are careful and comply with international standards of integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism.
Plagiarism occurs when the 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.
Specific information (a name, date, place, number, detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is a forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more common sources of knowledge, e.g., the fact that Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world.)
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 a broad field or general information. Regardless of the idea, the authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to source the idea, and later developed the idea.
When author takes words from another author, citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to the source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to use the other author's original words; just a citation is no longer enough.
Jurnal MAARIF takes very seriously academic integrity, and the editors reserve the right to withdraw acceptance from a paper found for any of the standards set out above. For further information, the potential authors can contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org