- Plagiarism is the use of another author's work without permission or acknowledgement.
- Plagiarism may have different forms: Literal copying or copying word by word, substantial copying or replicating substantial part of the work, and paraphrasing or copying without literal replication, used in the original work.
- In the cover letter, authors should confirm originality of the work and that all the work materials belong to the authors. If they have used the work and/or statements of others, this must be appropriately cited or referenced.
- Avoid plagiarism by carefully citing the materials used in the writing, whether verbatim substantially copied, or paraphrased.
- The creative contribution of ideas, texts, analyzes presented in a paper which is under consideration for the publication are also cited in subsequent papers as a first source.
- For self-plagiarism it is the authors’ own responsibility to clearly demarcate the differences between quoting exact words and paraphrasing as well as citing with proper references.
- All manuscripts submitted to PoEM are screened for originality before starting the review process.
- Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and will lead to immediate return, or rejection of the paper along with possible sanctions against authors. For more details, refer to PoEM “Misconduct policies”.