Plagiarism is a serious ethical violation and a breach of academic integrity. The Journal of Education (JE) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of originality and academic honesty in all submitted manuscripts. Authors, reviewers, and editors must adhere to the following plagiarism policy:

1. Definition of Plagiarism:

  • Plagiarism involves the presentation of another person's work, ideas, words, or intellectual property as one's own without appropriate acknowledgment or citation. This includes, but is not limited to, the following forms:
    • Copying and pasting text from a source without quotation marks and proper citation.
    • Paraphrasing or rephrasing someone else's work without proper attribution.
    • Self-plagiarism, which refers to the reuse of one's own previously published work without proper citation and disclosure.

2. Originality and Proper Citation:

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that their submitted manuscripts are original and do not contain any plagiarized content.
  • Proper citation and referencing of sources, including text, data, figures, and ideas, must be provided for all external materials used in the manuscript.

3. Plagiarism Screening:

  • JE employs plagiarism detection tools to screen all submitted manuscripts for potential instances of plagiarism.
  • Authors are encouraged to conduct their own plagiarism checks and ensure that their submissions meet the journal's originality requirements before submission.

4. Actions against Plagiarism:

  • If plagiarism or significant instances of similarity with other works are identified, the manuscript will be immediately rejected, and the authors will be notified.
  • In cases of self-plagiarism or simultaneous submission of substantially similar work to multiple publications, the manuscript will be rejected, and the authors may be subject to sanctions, including a temporary or permanent ban on future submissions to JE.

5. Corrections and Retractions:

  • If plagiarism is detected in a published article, JE will take immediate corrective action, which may include issuing a correction, retraction, or clarification as necessary.

6. Reporting Plagiarism:

  • JE encourages readers, reviewers, and the academic community to report any suspected cases of plagiarism observed in published articles to the journal's editorial office for investigation.

7. Ethical Responsibilities:

  • Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards and actively prevent, identify, and report any instances of plagiarism.
  • Reviewers and editors should promptly inform the editorial office of any concerns about potential plagiarism during the review process.

8. Education and Awareness:

  • JE is committed to raising awareness about plagiarism and promoting proper citation practices within the academic community. We provide guidance and resources on responsible research and writing.

By adhering to this plagiarism policy, the Journal of Education seeks to uphold the principles of academic integrity and ensure that all published work is the result of original research and scholarship. Violations of this policy may result in immediate rejection of manuscripts, sanctions against authors, and the protection of the integrity of the scholarly record.