Plagiarism Screening Policy

  • The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. If the author(s) use other's works and/or words then they must be cited or quoted appropriately.
  • An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • All received manuscripts will go through a plagiarism screening process by the editorial board. Journals of Economics and Business (JEB) Editors use Plagiarism Detector for submission.

Journals of Economics and Business (JEB) editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in the Journals of Economics and Business (JEB)Journals of Economics and Business (JEB) will use Plagiarism Detector or Turnitin originality checking software as the tool for detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version of articles ready for publication. A maximum of 25% of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 25% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.

Level of Plagiarism

  • Minor: A short section of another article is plagiarised without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper. Action: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made.
  • Intermediate: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarised without proper citation to the original paper. Action: The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year
  • Severe: A significant portion of a paper is plagiarised and involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication. Action: The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

It is understood that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper as they all read and understand the Publication Ethics Journals of Economics and Business (JEB). If a penalty is imposed for plagiarism, all authors will be subject to the same penalty.