Plagiarism Policy


"COSMIC JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES" (CJBS) is committed to publishing original research that has not been published elsewhere. Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work as your own, and it is a serious academic offense. CJBS takes plagiarism very seriously, and any instances of plagiarism will be dealt with swiftly and severely.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as your own. This can include copying text directly from another source, paraphrasing someone else's work without attribution, or using someone else's ideas without giving them credit.

Examples of Plagiarism

  • Copying text directly from another source without quotation marks or attribution
  • Paraphrasing someone else's work without attribution
  • Using someone else's ideas without giving them credit
  • Submitting the same work to multiple journals
  • Fabricating data or results

Consequences of Plagiarism

If an author is found to have plagiarized in their work, CJBS will take the following actions:

  • The article will be rejected immediately.
  • The author will be notified of the plagiarism and given the opportunity to respond.
  • CJBS may notify the author's institution of the plagiarism.
  • CJBS may publish a notice of the plagiarism in the journal.
  • In severe cases, CJBS may blacklist the author from publishing in the journal in the future.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

When writing your article, be sure to cite all of your sources properly. This means using quotation marks for direct quotes and providing in-text citations for paraphrases and ideas. You should also be careful to avoid using too much material from any one source. If you are unsure about whether or not something is plagiarism, it is always best to err on the side of caution and cite it.