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Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is one form of academic misconduct. It is presenting someone else’s academic work, ideas, data, project, as your own, with or without their consent, and without proper acknowledgement. All published and unpublished materials whether printed or electronic forms are covered under this definition. It is a breach of academic integrity as every member of the academic community should acknowledge the originator of an idea or a work.

Forms of Plagiarism:

Verbatim or Word to Word Quotation without Acknowledgement:

Quotations should always be distinguished from your own independent work either by quotation marks or indent, with proper referencing of the works cited. Paraphrasing Paraphrasing the work of others with a few alteration in the words or by reordering the sentence structure without due acknowledgement is plagiarism. The paraphrased work or ideas have to be cited properly.

Pasting it from the Internet

Pasting it from the internet without acknowledgment and referencing is an act of plagiarism. It also important to evaluate and verify the materials found in the internet as many of these are not peer reviewed unlike the published sources. Inaccurate citations/Malpractices The works (Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences use footnotes only) should be cited accurately. The works that are not consulted at all should not be cited.


The academic work should not duplicate any other previously published work of the author and it is not under consideration or peer review with any other publisher. Not doing so would constitute plagiarism.

Plagiarism matters:

Any breach of academic integrity that undermines the core tenets of academic discourse in the form of Plagiarism, would amount to rejection of the article and the author(s) will have to bear the processing fee of the plagiarized article.