Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identity) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grades in a course.

IJREST recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable. When plagiarism is detected by IJREST at any stage of publication in an article that is submitted by the author, then we will take specific actions (penalties) under the policy which is established by the journal. following policy stated by the journal to stop plagiarism.

  • Policy Statement:

    • The article must be unpublished, original, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. all authors of the article must cite the content of the article published in the journal.

    • When plagiarism is identified by the IJREST, the IJREST Editorial Board Team reviews the article and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article. The investigation board also follows the COPE guideline for plagiarism investigation. The journal categorizes plagiarism into three categories minor, intermediate, and critical.

  • Minor Plagiarism:

    • A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other papers or publications.

    • Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the reference section of the manuscript and properly cite all original sources.

  • Intermediate Plagiarism:

    • Without any proper citation of the original source use a significant data, paragraph, or sentence of an article is plagiarized.

    • Punishment: The submitted article is automatically rejected.

  • Critical Plagiarism:

    • A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results, data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc., methods, and ideas presented in other publications.
    • Punishment: The paper is automatically rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to IJREST.

  • Other Criteria:

    • It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all sign the IJREST Copyright Transfer Form. If the journal investigation board decided to impose a penalty for the article, all authors will be subject to the same penalty without exception.

    • Self-plagiarism also considers under plagiarism, intermediate plagiarism is categorized if less than one-half of the paper but more than one-tenth of the paper. Minor self-plagiarism is classified if the experimental or methods section is major similar or quite similar to previously published.

    • To clarify the presentation of new results, If an author uses some of his previously published material, the previously published material shall be identified and the difference to the present publication shall be mentioned. Authors must be taken permission to republish must be obtained from the copyright holder.

    • The Journal is responsible for maintaining the list of authors subjected to penalties and will check that authors who will be not taking part in the publication process are on the list.