According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Plagiarism is defined as "taking and using the thoughts, writings, and inventions of another person as one's own". Plagiarism is a direct violation of intellectual and academic honesty. Although it exists in many forms, all plagiarism refers to the same act: representing somebody else’s words or ideas as one’s own. This can be in the form of taking material from other sources, including the Internet, and deliberately failing to give credit in your paper to the original source. It can also involve improper use of citation and documentation in a way that constitutes plagiarism, even though unintended.
Plagiarism is a very serious violation of academic rules. It is unethical and dishonest and therefore, prohibited by Corporum: Journal of Corpus Linguistics. There is no acceptance of plagiarized manuscripts. Every article is passed through Turnitin software to check for Similarity Index and in case, the similarity index is higher than the permissive limit (i.e. less than 19%), a clarification from the author will be sought before approval of the proposal/publication.