Plagiarism Policy

The Cosmic Journal of Chemistry (CJC) has a strict plagiarism policy. All submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism using a variety of methods, including software and manual review. Any manuscript found to contain plagiarized material will be rejected immediately.

The CJC defines plagiarism as the use of another person's work without proper attribution. This includes copying text verbatim, paraphrasing another person's work without citing the source, and using someone else's ideas or data without permission.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts are original and free of plagiarism. All sources used in the manuscript must be properly cited. Authors should also be aware that plagiarism can occur even if the author is not intentionally trying to deceive. For example, if an author fails to cite a source correctly, this could be considered plagiarism.

If the CJC finds that a manuscript contains plagiarized material, the author will be notified and given the opportunity to respond. If the author's response is not satisfactory, the manuscript will be rejected.

The CJC takes plagiarism very seriously. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and can damage the author's reputation. The CJC is committed to publishing high-quality, original research, and plagiarism undermines this commitment.

Here are some tips for avoiding plagiarism:

  • Always cite your sources correctly.
  • Keep track of your sources and use a reference manager to help you organize them.
  • If you are paraphrasing another person's work, be sure to put it in your own words and cite the source.
  • Do not copy text verbatim from another source.
  • Get permission from the copyright holder before using copyrighted material.