Plagiarism Policy:

The word “plagiarism” is derived from the Latin term “plagiare” This means to kidnap or abduct. Plagiarize is copy another person’s idea, words or works and pretend that they are your own. Plagiarism usually discovered by scholars and researchers during the continuance of their research work. Plagiarism is one of the most severe violations of academic writing.

Plagiarism may be of “self or duplicate Sometimes, duplicate publication called self-plagiarism will happen when an author reuses the content of one’s own published work without citing the appropriate references.

Plagiarism Prior Publishing

Olites publishers follow strict policy in case of plagiarism within its purview. Before, during or after the publication process if the editorial board member, reviewer, author etc detects any element of plagiarism during editing or at a page proof stage, the authors are advised to provide proper reference citations. If more than 25% of the paper is plagiarized- the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the concerned author.

When does the plagiarism check complete?

All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review within 24hrs of time period.

How to handle the manuscript with plagiarism content?

The articles in which the plagiarism is identified are handled based on the percentage of the plagiarism

  • < 5% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an reference ID and the manuscript is sent to author for content revision.
  • 5- 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will not be given an reference ID and the manuscript is sent back to author for content revision.
  • > 30% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected without the review. The authors are advised to revise the manuscript and resubmit the manuscript.

What to do if a publisher comes across plagiarism content in any of olites journal?

Please inform the editorial office by providing journal name, title of manuscript, author name, issue number, year of publication and other relevant information. We will handle the situation according to plagiarism policy.

Manuscript with >30% plagiarism is rejected because

Plagiarism is detected if greater than 30%, it is found that the authors are pleased to rewrite the article and submit the revised paper. However, we welcome the authors to do the required modification and resubmit the manuscript as a new submission.

What if Plagiarism detected after Publication

The manuscript which clears the review process and gets published in the journal but later on detected to contain plagiarized content, the author’s office and funding agencies are contacted. Each page of the PDF is marked and based on the extent of plagiarism; the article may be formally retracted

Original Submissions 

The manuscript that is submitted is understood to be unpublished work and is not considered for publication elsewhere. Duplicate publication of the submitted manuscript in whole or in parts will be considered as a breaching of plagiarism policy and is not welcome by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

Plagiarism also essentially violates the laws of copyright and one’s original ideas, words and the unique expressions are seriously ill-represented.

The plagiarism is also extended to figures, tables, equations or illustrations, direct downloads from the internet without proper acknowledgement to the sources from which they are taken.

Acknowledging Authors Sources

Self-plagiarism is a closely related topic. In this document we define self-plagiarism as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one’s own copyrighted work without citing the original work. Self-plagiarism does not related to publications based on the contributor’s own previously published and copyrighted work (e.g., visible in a conference proceedings) where a clear reference is prepared to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text but does require that the source be cited.

Accidental or Unintentional Plagiarism

At times, the authors may not aware that they are plagiarizing the content; nevertheless it is one’s own responsibility to clearly demarcate the differences between paraphrasing and quoting exact words and citing with proper references. Sometimes, the authors knowingly borrow the ideas, contents from the other authors which constitutes blatant plagiarism. 

Olites journals does not encourage plagiarism in any form, hence we strongly recommend you to check your content before submitting it to any of our Journals for publication.