Plagiarism and Ethical Statement

Plagiarism Guidelines

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 the 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 EJLL. 


Publication Ethics

Our team vows to stay truthful, loyal, and devoted to the growth and prosperity of the Journal. This purpose requires us to be highly ethical. We take a vow that:

  • We shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • There is no acceptance of the plagiarized document. In no case will any sort of research misconduct be encouraged or allowed.
  • We will publish corrections, apologies, clarifications, and/or retractions if/when needed.
  • If, at any time, our team is made aware of any allegations of research misconduct; we will deal with the allegations head-on and appropriately.
  • We will not provide favors to any preferred authors. All authors stand equal for us and their work will be evaluated on the same level, under the same criteria.

Currently, EJLL is following the HEC (Pakistan) policies regarding Turnitin Originality Report and Plagiarism.
Zero tolerance Policy on Plagiarism issue. EJLL aims for an original script having 19 or below 19% Turnitin Originality Report.
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