Editorial Committee of TEJ identifies that plagiarism is not bearable and therefore establishes the following policy when plagiarism is recognized in an article that is submitted for publication in TEJ.


Plagiarism involves the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work." [1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary].

Moreover, use of images, tables or data without a proper reference is defined as a plagirism.

What is self plagirism? Self plagirism is a kind of plagirism that define as reuse of previously used data by the same author.


Papers must be unpublished, and not waiting for publication elsewhere. Any material taken verbatim from another source needs to be clearly showed as different from the present original text by (1) indentation, (2) use of quotation marks, and (3) identification of the source.

It is evident that all authors are responsible for the content of their submitted paper. When plagiarism is identified, the Associate Editors responsible for the review of this paper and the chair man and Editor-in-Chief will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the paper in agreement with the following guidelines:

A short section of another article is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other paper : A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the text and properly cite the original article is made.

A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized without proper citation to the original paper The submitted article is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for one year.

 A significant portion of a paper is plagiarized that  involves reproducing original results or ideas presented in another publication The paper is rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles for five years.

 If the second scenario repeat by the same author(s), the author(s) might be forbidden to submit further articles forever. The author should identify the source of the previously published material and obtain permission from the original author and the publisher.

If plagiarism is detected after publication of an article,  the editor-in-chief should decide to correct or retract the paper. And also We will inform the authors' organizations about the detected plagiarism.

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