Plagiarism Policy

The Liberal Journal of Language & Literature Review (LJLLR) is committed to publishing original and high-quality scholarship in the fields of language and literature. To uphold this commitment, we maintain a strict policy against plagiarism and self-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 text or ideas from another source without quotation marks or citation
  • Paraphrasing another source's work without citing it
  • Failing to give proper credit for borrowed material, even if not directly quoted
  • Submitting work that has already been published elsewhere (self-plagiarism)

2. Consequences of Plagiarism:

Any manuscript submitted to LJLLR that is found to contain plagiarism will be subject to the following consequences:

  • Immediate rejection: The manuscript will be rejected without further review.
  • Notification of author(s): The author(s) will be notified of the plagiarism and the specific instances identified.
  • Potential blacklisting: In cases of severe or repeated plagiarism, the author(s) may be blacklisted from submitting to LJLLR in the future.

3. Author Responsibilities:

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work. This includes:

  • Properly citing all sources used in their manuscript
  • Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material
  • Disclosing any potential conflicts of interest

4. Detection of Plagiarism:

LJLLR uses a variety of methods to detect plagiarism, including:

  • Text-matching software
  • Manual review by editors and reviewers
  • Consultation with subject matter experts

5. Appeals:

Authors who believe that their manuscript has been wrongly rejected due to plagiarism may appeal the decision. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the editor-in-chief and should explain why the author believes the plagiarism allegation is incorrect.

6. Commitment to Ethical Publishing:

LJLLR is committed to ethical publishing practices and takes plagiarism very seriously. We believe that all authors have a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.