Plagiarism Policy

Finance & Audit Research Archive letters (FARA letters) is committed to publishing original and high-quality research in the fields of finance and auditing. As such, we take plagiarism very seriously and have implemented the following policy to ensure the integrity of the journal and the work of our authors.

1. Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work as your own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying or paraphrasing significant portions of another person's work without citing the source
  • Claiming ownership of someone else's ideas or research findings
  • Failing to properly attribute quotes or borrowed material
  • Self-plagiarism, which is the reuse of your own previously published work without proper citation

2. Consequences of Plagiarism

Any manuscript submitted to FARA letters that is found to contain plagiarism will be subject to the following consequences, depending on the severity of the offense:

  • Rejection: The manuscript will be rejected outright and will not be considered for further publication.
  • Retraction: If plagiarism is discovered after publication, the article may be retracted from the journal.
  • Notification of Author's Institution: In cases of severe plagiarism, the author's institution may be notified.

3. Author Responsibilities

Authors submitting to FARA letters are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work. This includes:

  • Properly citing all sources used in their research
  • Obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted material
  • Disclosing any potential conflicts of interest

4. Detection of Plagiarism

FARA letters uses a variety of methods to detect plagiarism, including:

  • Similarity checking software: All submitted manuscripts are screened using similarity checking software to identify potential matches with existing published works.
  • Expert review: Our editors and reviewers are trained to identify plagiarism and will carefully scrutinize all submitted manuscripts.