Policy on AI-Written or AI-Assisted Content

The Journal of Science and Technology Research (JSTR) recognizes the potential benefits and challenges associated with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) language models and other automated writing tools in academic publishing. To maintain the highest standards of research integrity and transparency, JSTR has established the following policy regarding AI-written or AI-assisted content:

  1. Disclosure Requirement: Authors must explicitly disclose if any portion of their submitted manuscript, including text, figures, or other content, has been generated or assisted by AI language models, automated writing tools, or other AI-based technologies.
  2. Human Authorship and Oversight: AI-generated content cannot be considered as a sole author or contributor to a manuscript. AI tools should only be used as an aid to human authors, who must maintain oversight, critical evaluation, and ultimate responsibility for the content's accuracy, originality, and adherence to ethical standards.
  3. Plagiarism and Originality: AI-generated content must not infringe on copyrights or plagiarize existing works. Authors are responsible for ensuring that AI-assisted content is original, properly cited, and does not constitute plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
  4. Ethical Considerations: The use of AI tools in academic writing should not compromise ethical principles, such as research integrity, transparency, and respect for intellectual property rights. Authors must ensure that AI-assisted content does not misrepresent or obscure the true nature of the research or its authorship.
  5. Review Process: Manuscripts containing AI-generated or AI-assisted content will undergo the same rigorous peer review process as any other submission. Reviewers and editors will evaluate the overall quality, originality, and scientific merit of the work, regardless of the use of AI tools.
  6. Limitations and Disclaimers: Authors should acknowledge the limitations and potential biases of AI language models and automated writing tools used in their work. Appropriate disclaimers or caveats should be included to ensure transparency and avoid misrepresentation.
  7. Compliance with Policies and Guidelines: The use of AI tools in academic writing must comply with JSTR's publication ethics guidelines, as well as any relevant institutional, national, or international policies and guidelines regarding the responsible use of AI in research and publishing.