Plagiarism Policy

Our journal is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in publishing, and we take a strong stance against plagiarism in all its forms.

Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as the act of using another person's work, ideas, or words without proper attribution or permission, and presenting them as one's own. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Copying and pasting text from another source without proper citation.
  2. Paraphrasing or summarizing another person's work without proper citation.
  3. Using figures, tables, or other materials from another source without permission or attribution.
  4. Submitting work that has been previously published or submitted elsewhere without proper disclosure or permission.

Detection of Plagiarism: All manuscripts submitted to Lampyrid Journal will be checked for plagiarism using plagiarism detection software. If plagiarism is detected, the manuscript will be rejected and appropriate action will be taken.

Consequences of Plagiarism: Authors who engage in plagiarism will face serious consequences, including:

  1. Rejection of the manuscript.
  2. Notification to the author's institution or funding agency.
  3. Prohibition from submitting future manuscripts to Lampyrid Journal.
  4. Notification to other publishers and editors in the field.

In cases where plagiarism is found after publication, Lampyrid Journal reserves the right to retract the article and notify readers and other publishers.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: To avoid plagiarism, authors should:

  1. Properly cite all sources used in their research.
  2. Use quotation marks when directly quoting text from another source.
  3. Paraphrase or summarize text from another source in their own words, and provide proper citation.
  4. Obtain permission to use figures, tables, or other materials from another source, and provide proper attribution.

We take plagiarism seriously and are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in publishing. By adhering to these principles, we can ensure that Lampyrid Journal remains a reputable and respected source of original research in biology.