Axia Academic Publishers and its Editors are committed to the values, the ethical standards and the best practices in publication of academic research presented and constantly discussed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As books and serial publications are the products of a collaborative work between the publisher, the editors, the reviewers and the author(s), it is of crucial importance to regulate the specific duties and responsibilities of all involved parties.
The English Oxford Dictionary defines an author as "a writer of a book, article, or document" or "an originator of a plan or idea". The authorship includes a significant involvement in study conception, data collection, or data analysis/interpretation as well as the involvement in drafting and revising manuscript, approval of its final version for publication, and responsibility for accuracy and integrity of all aspects and data of the presented research.
The author submitting a manuscript to Axia Academic Publishers has the following duties and responsibilities:
According to the English Oxford Dictionary the word plagiarism originates "from Latin plagiarius 'kidnapper' (from plagium 'a kidnapping', from Greek plagion) +-ism." It defines it as "the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own".
2. Forms of Plagiarism
The different forms of plagiarism, as detected by a study by iThenticate, are:
3. Anti-Plagiarism Policy
Axia Academic Publishers has zero tolerance for plagiarism of other’s ideas, discoveries, data, and/or work, nor for self-plagiarism, text recycling or duplicate publications. All submitted texts have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the iThenticate's plagiarism detection software. In addition, the reviewers should instantly inform the editors if they suspect or discover any form of plagiarism.
Any quotations, paraphrases or reproductions of illustrations/graphics/charts should acknowledge the original source(s).
"Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism."