Plagiarism is stealing others ideas, text or results and incorporating them into one's own manuscript. The plagiarized manuscript that is presented with large copy pasted data is inappropriate and would not be considered for publication in APP. If any article under process in APP is identified having plagiarism will lead to the explanation from authors. The plagiarized articles will be retracted temporarily from publication. The authors will be given a fair chance to explain and justify their actions. In case of unsatisfactory response, the article will be permanently retracted. The notice of such retraction will be published online immediately and in the next issue of the printed version of the journal.
Once plagiarism turns out to be evident post-publication, APP might correct or retract the publication depending on the degree of plagiarism. APP uses third-party services for Similarity Check, a service that uses software tools to screen submitted manuscripts for text overlap.