Plagiarism Policy

“Plagiarism means copying someone else's text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both separate and identify the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism.  Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course. The Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. Plagiarism is said to have occurred when large portions of a manuscript have been copied from existing previously published resources. Every manuscript submitted for publication in journal of fundamental and applied sciences will be checked for plagiarism using text-matching softwares.

If low plagiarism is detected, the corresponding author will be alerted and asked to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original source. If at least 15% of the original submission is plagiarized during initial stages of review it will be rejected and not considered for publication in the Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences.