Authors should be aware of the importance of presenting content that is based on their own research and expressed in their own words. Plagiarism is considered to be bad practice and unethical. Our approach is specifically aimed at promoting and protecting authors’ work.
The following types of plagiarism should be avoided:
Verbatim copying or significant improper paraphrasing of more than 10 per cent (or a significant passage or section of text) of another person’s work without appropriate attribution, references or the use of quotation marks is treated as verbatim copying or Paraphrasing.
Authors are required to obtain the necessary permission to reuse elements of another person’s work from the copyright holder.
ISSME requires that all authors sign a copyright form that clearly states that their submitted work has not been published before. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication, including an ISSME publication, we recommend that authors cite all previous stages of publication and presentation of their ideas that have culminated in the final work, including conference papers, workshop presentations and listserv communications. This will ensure that a complete record of all communication relating to the work is documented.
Original work is published in ISSME journals with a small number of exceptions only. These exceptions include conference papers, archival papers that are republished in an anniversary or commemorative issue, papers that are of particular merit and that have received only limited circulation (for example through a company newsletter). These papers are republished at the discretion of the Editor. The original work is fully and correctly attributed and permission from the appropriate copyright holder obtained.
References to other publications must be in Harvard style for ISSME journals. All references should be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should include all author names and initials and give any journal title in full.
ISSME seeks to uphold academic integrity and to protect authors’ moral rights. We take all cases of plagiarism very seriously. In order for us to take an unbiased approach, we investigate each case thoroughly, seeking clarification from all affected parties.
If you are concerned about plagiarism or want to know more about ISSME’s approach to handling allegations of misconduct, please contact the Chief Editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org