Plagiarism Policy

The Journal of Business Insight and Innovation (JBII) is committed to publishing original and high-quality research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in business and related fields. To uphold this commitment, JBII adheres to a strict policy on plagiarism and academic misconduct. This policy defines plagiarism, outlines acceptable practices, and details the consequences of violating these guidelines.

  1. Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the work of others as one's own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying verbatim from another source without citation
  • Paraphrasing the work of others without citation
  • Claiming ownership of intellectual property that belongs to another person
  • Self-plagiarism: Reusing significant portions of one's own previously published work without proper citation
  1. Acceptable Practices:

JBII encourages authors to draw upon existing research and cite their sources appropriately. Acceptable practices include:

  • Quoting directly from another source with quotation marks and proper citation
  • Paraphrasing the work of others with clear attribution and citation
  • Summarizing existing research with citation
  • Citing one's own previously published work when relevant, but not self-plagiarizing
  1. Consequences of Plagiarism:

Manuscripts submitted to JBII will be screened for plagiarism using plagiarism detection software. Any instance of plagiarism identified will be investigated thoroughly. Consequences of plagiarism may include:

  • Rejection of the manuscript
  • Retraction of a published article
  • Publication of a correction notice
  • Notification of the author's institution
  • Informing relevant professional organizations
  1. Author Responsibilities:

Authors submitting manuscripts to JBII are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work. This includes:

  • Properly citing all sources of information used in the manuscript
  • Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material
  • Disclosing any potential conflicts of interest
  1. Appeals:

Authors who believe their manuscript has been unfairly rejected due to allegations of plagiarism may appeal the decision. Appeals should be submitted in writing to the Editor-in-Chief and must provide evidence to support the author's claim.

  1. Revisions:

JBII may, at its discretion, offer authors the opportunity to revise their manuscript to address plagiarism concerns. Revised manuscripts will be re-evaluated by the editorial team.

  1. Continuous Improvement:

JBII is committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity. This plagiarism policy will be reviewed and updated periodically to reflect best practices and technological advancements.

  1. Contact:

Authors with questions regarding this plagiarism policy should contact the Editor-in-Chief of JBII.