Plagiarism Policy - Epic Globe Publishers Journals

Plagiarism is defined as the intentional copying of others' work without proper attribution or the use of content without appropriate references. Epic Globe Publishers employs a rigorous approach to addressing plagiarism at various stages of the article processing.

Plagiarism before Publishing:

Epic Globe Publishers thoroughly evaluates instances of plagiarism, detecting any such cases at any stage of the article process, whether before or after acceptance, during editing, or at the page proof stage. Upon detection, the editorial board member, reviewer, or editor will promptly notify the author(s) and request either a content rewrite or proper citation of the referenced material. If plagiarism exceeds 25% of the paper, the article may face rejection, and the author will be informed accordingly.

Plagiarism Check Timing:

All submitted manuscripts undergo plagiarism checks after submission and before the commencement of the review process.

Handling Plagiarism:

Manuscripts exhibiting plagiarism are managed based on the extent of the identified plagiarism. For plagiarism less than 5%, the manuscript is assigned an ID and sent to the author for content revision. For plagiarism ranging from 5% to 30%, the manuscript is not assigned an ID and is returned to the author for necessary revisions. Plagiarism exceeding 30% leads to immediate rejection, with authors advised to revise the manuscript before re-submission.

Rejection of Manuscripts with >30% Plagiarism:

Detection of plagiarism exceeding 30% signals a low likelihood of authors revising the manuscript. However, authors are encouraged to undertake the necessary revisions and resubmit the manuscript as a new submission.

Reporting Plagiarism in Journals:

In the event of discovering plagiarism in any journal from any publisher, individuals are urged to inform the editorial office(s) of all involved journals, providing detailed information such as journal names, manuscript titles, author names, volume and issue numbers, publication year, and any other pertinent information. Editorial offices will handle such cases in accordance with their policies.

Post-Publication Plagiarism Detection:

If plagiarism is detected after publication, a thorough investigation will be conducted by the journal. Upon confirmation, the journal editorial office will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. The plagiarized paper will be marked on each page of the PDF, and depending on the severity, it may be formally retracted.


By submitting a manuscript, authors affirm that it is original, unpublished work and not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication, is strictly prohibited. Manuscripts may be screened for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

Forms of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism encompasses various forms, including copying exact content, using elements from another author's paper without proper citation, downloading text from the internet, and unauthorized use of figures, photographs, or diagrams.

Acknowledging Author(s) Sources:

Self-plagiarism is addressed, defined as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation. Reuse of prior publications requires explicit reference.

Accidental or Unintentional Plagiarism:

Authors must distinguish between quoting and paraphrasing to avoid unintentional plagiarism. It is the author's responsibility to be aware of proper citation practices.

Blatant Plagiarism:

Authors knowingly using someone else's ideas or work without acknowledgment engage in blatant plagiarism, which is strictly prohibited.


Submitting the same paper for multiple courses without instructor permission constitutes self-plagiarism and is unacceptable.