Plagiarism, where someone assumes another’s ideas, words, or other creative expression as one’s own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.

Plagiarism may constitute the following:

  • Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author’s work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
  • Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else’s paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. SJAIT is connected to the Cross Check service of CrossRef, which uses iThenticate, world-leading software for plagiarism check.

Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and and the authors will be temporarily baned for publishing in SJAIT (2 years time).

If an attempt at plagiarism is found in already published paper, it will be redrawn from the publication list and the authors will be banned for further publishing in SJAIT. The authors will be advised to refer the letter of apology to the authors of the original paper.