Plagiarism Policy

iJBE strictly follows the Plagiarism Policy.

  • It is the author(s)’ responsibility to ascertain that s/he has submitted an entirely original work, giving due credit, by virtue of proper citations, to the works and/or words of others where they are used.
  • Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is not acceptable.
  • Material quoted verbatim from the author (s)’ previously published work or other sources must be placed in quotation marks.
  • If at any stage (before/after publication) work is found plagiarized it will be immediately removed from our journal database. Author(s) will be entirely responsible for any consequences.
  • Each manuscript will be scrutinized for originality check by Turnitin, in case that a manuscript has been found to have a similarity index of more than 18% it will be immediately either returned back to the author for correction and resubmission or will be rejected and archived.
  • Please note that the parameters for similarity check involve, Add to No Repository, Exclude Bibliography, Exclude Quoted Text.