Plagiarism Policy

According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Plagiarism is "taking and using the thoughts, writings, and inventions of another person as one's own." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on the web, describes and explains plagiarism as "the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. Unlike cases of forgery, in which the authenticity of the writing, document, or some other kind of object itself is in question, plagiarism is concerned with the issue of false attribution. In academia, plagiarism by students, professors, or researchers is considered academic dishonesty or fraud, and offenders are subject to academic censure. Therefore, the authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. We believe the journal is responsible for investigating any instances of plagiarism it detects. The journal actively screens all articles for plagiarism using Turnitin before the final publication.