Plagiarism Policy

Everyone knows that plagiarism is something to be avoided, but not everyone is sure precisely what it is. Plagiarism is a specific form of cheating which is almost wholly found in respect of course assignments completed by students independently. According to the University of Greenwich plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

1. Using published work without referencing (the most common).
2. Copying coursework essays.
3. Collaborating with any other person when the work is supposed to be individual.
4. Taking another person's computer file/program.
5. Submitting another person's work as one's own.
6. The use of unacknowledged material published on the web.
7. Purchase of model assignments from whatever source.
8. Copying another student's results.
9. Falsifying results.

IJMESS has very strict policy about plagiarism. We scan each submitted manuscript for plagiarism, if your work is plagiarized, the manuscript will be rejected and the nature of action taken by IJMESS depends upon the level of plagiarism (see IJMESS Terms and Conditions). The authors of articles are solely responsible for a plagiarized work because author is the copyright holder of his work and plagiarism is harmful for the reputation of researchers. All the copyrights/ plagiarism issues, if found in published articles, should be reported to IJMESS via "contact us" form. Publisher reserves the right to remove such material from journal website or issue an expression of concern/ correction.