Plagiarism Policy

  1. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed.

  2. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

  3. An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

  4. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Every manuscript submitted to Journal of Forestry and Environment is going to be scanned using Turnitin (similarity check)

  1. Similarity Index above 40%: Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted).

  2. Similarity Index (25-40%): Send to the author for improvement [provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided].

  3. Similarity index Less than 25%: Accepted or citation improvement may be required. [proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts]

In cases 2 and 3: The authors should revise the article carefully, add required citations, and do good paraphrasing outsourced text. And resubmit the article with a new Turnitin report showing NO PLAGIARISM and similarity below 25%