Plagiarism is to “submit academic work that has been, entirely or in part, copied from or written by another person without proper acknowledgement, or, for which previous credit has been obtained”(McMaster University, Canada)
Plagiarism is ” representing someone else’s ideas, writing or other intellectual property as your own, and is another form of academic dishonesty. Any use of the work of others, whether published, unpublished or posted electronically (e.g., on web sites), attributed or anonymous, must include proper acknowledgement”.( York, University, Canada)
Policy on Plagiarism
When plagiarism is detected before publication, UCC staff will asking the author to rewrite or quote exactly and to cite the original source.
If the plagiarism is extensive-that is, if at least 25% of the original submission is plagiarized-the article may be rejected and the author’s employer notified of the infraction.
If plagiarism is detected after publication, the editors will notify readers of the infraction through an editor’s note in the journal, and the author’s employer may be notified of the breach.
How to avoid Plagiarism
• Use your own words and thoughts when you writing your research paper.
• Quote when you use another person’s thoughts or ideas,
• If you are paraphrasing Altering a sentence or paragraph slightly but still require a reference notation.
• Avoid cutting and pasting paragraphs or portions from electronic sources directly into your document.