Plagiarism Policy

IJEBR value Intellectual Property Rights of authors, in case of any dispute related to contents of a manuscript, the first author shall be deemed responsible as the owner of the manuscript.

We strictly adhere to the plagiarism policy and do not entertain any manuscript having plagiarism level more than 15%.

Plagiarism is unethical act of reproducing the prior ideas, processes, results or words without explicit acknowledgement of the original authors and source. Self –plagiarism occurs when and author utilizes a large part of his/her own previously published work with out using appropriate reference. This can range from getting the same manuscript published in the multiple journals to modify a previously published manuscript with some new data.

As per the copyright transfer agreement, authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of manuscripts published by them. Hence, it is the responsibility of each author to endeavor for the uppermost ethical standards with respect to plagiarism.

We therefore, suggests to our esteemed authors to cross-checked there manuscript using Turnitin software before submission for review to

Manuscripts found to be plagiarized, during any stage of review, shall not be published in the journal.

All of the following are considered plagiarism:

  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)


Type of plagiarism ordered from most to least severe

1- CLONE: an act of submitting another’s work, word – for-word, as one’s own.

2-  CTRL-C: a written piece that contains significant proportions of text from a single source without alterations.

3-  FIND-REPLACE: the act of changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential contents of the source in paper.

4- REMIX: an act of paraphrasing from other sources and making the content fit together seamlessly.

5- RECYCLE: The act of borrowing generously from one’s own previous work without citation; to self plagiarize.

6 - HYBRID: the act of combining perfectly cited sources with copied passage-without citation-in one paper.

7- MASHUP: A paper that represent a mix of copied material from several different sources without proper citation.

8- 404 ERROR: A written piece that includes citations to non-existent or inaccurate information about sources.

9- AGGREGATOR: The “Aggregator” includes proper citation. But the paper contain no original work.

10- RE-TWEET: The paper includes proper citation, but relies too closely on the text’s original wordings and /or structure


If any document at any stage found violating any of the above mentioned policies of the journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by Marketing Professional Association, the following rules shall be applied:

  1. Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  2. Rejection of all manuscript submits to any journal published by IJEBR by any other authors of the infringing manuscript.
  3. Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submission to IJEBR, individually or in association with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in association of any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 3 years.
  4. Prohibition against all authors from serving on the editorial board of IJEBR.

In case, where the violations of the above mentioned policies are found to be particularly offensive / flagrant the publisher reserves the right to impose additional restrictions beyond those explained above.