Plagiarism Policy

All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism using plagiarism software.

When plagiarism is discovered, the Editor in Chief, who is responsible for the review of this paper, will agree on measures based on the extent of plagiarism found in the paper, in accordance with the following guidelines:

Plagiarism Level

  1. Minor :

A brief section of another article is plagiarized, with no significant data or ideas borrowed from the other paper. The authors are warned, and they are asked to change the text and properly cite the original article.

  1. Intermediate:

A substantial portion of a paper is plagiarized without attribution to the original paper.

The submitted article is rejected, and the authors are barred from submitting additional articles for a year.

  1. Severe:

A substantial portion of a paper is plagiarized, which involves reproducing original results or ideas from another publication.


The paper is rejected, and the authors are barred from submitting further articles for five years.

If a second case of plagiarism by the same author(s) is discovered, the Editorial board (Editor-in-Chief and Editorial members) with the Chair of the Editor in Chief will make a decision on the measures to be implemented. The author(s) may be barred from ever submitting another article.

This policy also applies to content copied from another publication by the same author (s). If an author uses previously published text or figures, the corresponding paragraphs or figures should be identified, and the previous publication should be referenced. It is understood that in the case of a review paper or a tutorial paper, much of the material has already been published.

The author should acknowledge the source of previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and publisher. If an author submits a manuscript to the International Journal of Environmental, Sustainability, and Social Science that has significant overlap with a manuscript submitted to another journal concurrently, and this overlap is discovered during the review process or after both papers have been published, the editor of the other journal is notified, and the case is treated as a severe plagiarism case. For one-half or more of the paper, significant overlap means using identical or nearly identical figures and identical or slightly modified text. Self-plagiarism of less than half of the paper but more than one-tenth of the paper is considered intermediate plagiarism. If self-plagiarism is limited to the methods section, it is considered minor plagiarism.

If an author uses previously published material to clarify the presentation of new results, the previously published material must be identified, and the difference between the previous and current publication must be noted. The copyright holder must be contacted for permission to republish. If a manuscript was originally published in conference proceedings and is then submitted for publication in International Journal of Environmental, Sustainability, and Social Science, either in identical or expanded form, the authors must identify the name of the conference proceedings and the date of publication, as well as obtain permission to republish from the copyright holder. The editor has the option of declining to publish this paper.

However, an author may use material from a previously unpublished presentation, including visual displays, in a subsequent journal publication. When submitting a publication that was originally published in another language, include the title, date, and journal of the original publication.