Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is committed when one author uses another work (typically the work of another author) without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism takes different forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another.

iEnglishJournal  adheres to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines on plagiarism and recommends all authors adhere to the same. iEnglishJournal  uses Crosscheck to screen for unoriginal material. Authors submitting to iEnglishJournal  should be aware that their paper may be submitted to crosscheck at any point during the peer-review or production process. Any allegations of plagiarism or self-plagiarism made to a journal will be investigated by the editor of the journal. If the allegations appear to be founded, all named authors of the paper will be contacted and an explanation of the overlapping material will be requested. Journal Editorial Board members may be contacted to assist in further evaluation of the paper and allegations. If the explanation is not satisfactory, the submission will be rejected, and no future submissions may be accepted (at our discretion).

 When citing others’ (or your own) previous work, please ensure you have:

  • Clearly marked quoted verbatim text from another source with quotation marks.
  • Attributed and referenced the source of the quotation clearly within the text and in the Reference section.
  • Obtained permission from the original publisher and rights holder when using previously published figures or tables.
  • Make sure you avoid self-plagiarism. If you’re discussing your own previous work, make sure you cite it.

COPE Flowcharts

These are available for a second opinion. This is often for the editor to discuss the case with his/her publishing contact within iEnglishJournal  and agree what action, if any, needs to be taken.

Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript :

Download flowchart: Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript [PDF, 145KB]

Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript:

Download flowchart: Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript [PDF, 147KB]