Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is not only illegal but also unethical, and the journal opposes it in any form. We strongly recommend that authors check the content of their work thoroughly before submitting it to the journal.


When a manuscript is submitted to the journal it is with the understanding that it is an original and unpublished work, and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism – including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation – is not tolerated, and the journal may use anti-plagiarism software to check submitted manuscripts for originality.

Plagiarism misrepresents ideas, words, and other creative expressions as the author’s own, and is a violation of copyright law. It takes various forms: 1) Copying the exact content from another source; 2) Purposely using uncited portions of another author’s paper; 3) Copying or downloading elements of another author’s paper, such as figures, tables, equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying (or purposely using) sentences without citing the source; 4) Using text downloaded from the internet; 

Plagiarism before publishing

The Center for Advanced Studies will judge cases of plagiarism as they arise. If plagiarism is detected by an editor, reviewer or member of the editorial board at any stage of the publication process – i.e., before or after acceptance, during editing, or at proofing – we will alert the author(s), and ask them to rewrite or properly cite the content.

Plagiarism detected post-publication

If plagiarism is detected after publication the journal will conduct an investigation, and if confirmed the editorial board will contact the author’s institute and funding agencies. Each page of the offending paper will be marked in the PDF version, and depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may be formally retracted.


In this document, self-plagiarism is defined as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of the author’s own copyrighted work, without citing the original source. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author’s own previously copyrighted work (e.g., conference proceedings) where an explicit reference is made to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text, but does require that the source be cited.

Accidental or unintentional plagiarism

It is the author’s responsibility to be aware of and understand the proper way to cite material, and the difference between quoting and paraphrasing.

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