Dynamics of Rural Society Journal acknowledges that plagiarism is unacceptable for any reason, because Dynamics of Rural Society Journal views plagiarism as a very serious offense. Therefore, every manuscript submitted to Dynamics of Rural Society Journal will be checked with plagiarism checking software. Manuscripts with a maximum similarity level of 20% are allowed to be published. Meanwhile, for manuscripts with a similarity level above 20%, the journal manager will return the manuscript to the author to be corrected and sent back. If the author does not make corrections to the manuscript as corrected by the journal manager, the Editorial Board will make a decision to reject the manuscript.

Dynamics of Rural Society Journal recognize that plagiarism is a serious offense, so we set the following policy stating specific actions (punishments) when plagiarism is identified in an article submitted for publication.


Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit or value for scientific work by citing any or all of another party's work and/or scientific work recognized as its scientific work, without appropriately and fully indicating the source.

For that, then:

Articles must be original, have never been published, and are not currently being evaluated for publication else. Material acquired verbally from other sources must be properly noted in order to be distinguished from the original text. If plagiarism is revealed, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for reviewing the article and will approve the action based on the level of the plagiarism revealed, according to the rules below:

Plagiarism Level

1. Plagiarized some short sentences from other articles without mentioning the source.

Action: The author is given a warning and request to change the text and quote correctly.

2. Plagiarized most other articles without proper citations and did not mention the source.

Action: The submitted article is rejected for publication and the author may be penalized for not being allowed to publish in the Dynamics of Rural Society Journal for 3 years.

The author is responsible for the entire content of the manuscript submitted to Dynamics of Rural Society Journal. If the article is found to be plagiarized, the author will be punished. If it is confirmed that the author submitted a paper to Dynamics of Rural Society Journal while also submitting it to other journals, and this overlap is found during the reviewer process or after publication, action is taken following point 2 above. If plagiarism is discovered outside of the above-mentioned standards, the editor of Dynamics of Rural Society Journal has the authority to impose punishments following the editor's team's policy.

Application/software check for Similarity

Before sending the manuscript to the journal manager, the author is expected to first check the level of similarity of the manuscript using applications or software available online, both free and paid. Here are ten free online software that can be used to detect plagiarism, namely:


Article withdrawal

Only used for Articles in Press, which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional, ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published articles or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), maybe “Withdrawn” from Dynamics of Rural Society Journal. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the Elsevier Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.

Article retraction

Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication.The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by Dynamics of Rural Society Journal:

  1. A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
  2. In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
  3. The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
  4. The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
  5. The HTML version of the document is removed.

Article removal: legal limitations

In an extremely limited number of cases, removing an article from the online database may be necessary. This will only occur where the article is defamatory or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a severe health risk. In these circumstances, Dynamics of Rural Society Journal will retain the metadata (Title and Authors), and the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.