1. Author responsibility
The authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity
of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties
to make the data public.
It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to the Environmental
Engineering and Management Journal are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism.
Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt at plagiarism is
found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the
original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and
its authors will be banned for a duration of three years from publishing in the Environmental Engineering
and Management Journal. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises.
Information on what constitutes plagiarism is provided below.
2. Plagiarism: Definition and Context
Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own,
is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.
Plagiarism may constitue the following:
- Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly
indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
- Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission
from the original author or the copyright holder.
Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material.
Any text, idea, paraphrase from any public source (Internet, published papers, printed or eBooks etc.) which is already available to the readers must be cited, irrespective of the authors. It is not allowed to repeat the same arguments and ideas, even when they have first been published in little known publications with limited circulation in other fields. The exception to this is if the paper features a “Related Work” section. It is unnacceptable that research results from other papers be presented as though they were original work from the present paper.
Any text that needs to be reprodused “as is” should be quoted, and proper references provided. Quoting of such text should be done very sparingly. It is not acceptable to reproduce large quantities of text from other sources (multiple phrases, a larger pagragraph, an entire section). The quoted text should be no longer than 8 rows, on A4 format, TNR12 or Arial 11.
Before sending their contributions, the authors should read and document themselves about plagiarism and self plagiarism. There is no excuse for lack of knowledge on this matter.
For details on plagiarism and self plagiarism the authors are invited to access public information on the matter. Some examples are provided below:
The Environmental Engineering and Management Journal Editorial Board will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed. Any manuscript with detected plagiarism and self plagiarism will be rejected, without any right of reply or negotiation.