The Journal of Philosophical Criticism (JPC) is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and ethical research. Plagiarism is a serious academic offense and will not be tolerated in any form. This policy outlines the JPC's expectations for authors regarding the proper use of sources and the consequences of plagiarism.
1. Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else's work or ideas as your own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Copying verbatim text without quotation marks and citation.
- Paraphrasing another author's work without attribution.
- Claiming someone else's research findings as your own.
- Using unoriginal ideas without proper citation.
2. Author Responsibilities
It is the author's responsibility to ensure that their manuscript is original and free from plagiarism. Authors must:
- Cite all sources accurately and consistently. This includes books, articles, websites, and any other material used in the manuscript.
- Use quotation marks and proper formatting to distinguish between your own words and those of others.
- Paraphrase sources in your own words, but still give credit to the original author.
- Obtain permission to use copyrighted material.
3. Plagiarism Detection
The JPC utilizes plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts. All manuscripts are also reviewed by at least two academic reviewers who are experts in the field.
4. Consequences of Plagiarism
Manuscripts found to contain plagiarism will be rejected. In addition, the following consequences may apply:
- The author(s) may be banned from submitting to the JPC for a period of time.
- The author(s)' institution may be notified of the plagiarism.
- The plagiarism may be reported to academic integrity organizations.
5. Appeals Process
Authors who believe that their manuscript has been unfairly rejected due to plagiarism may appeal the decision. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the JPC editor-in-chief and must provide evidence to support the claim.