Screening for Plagiarism

The Merriam Webster Online dictionary defines plagiarizing as:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

Pyschosophia considers plagiarism a serious offense. Psychosophia is committed to eliminating manuscripts with possible cases of plagiarism from its review and publication process. Psychosophia uses the Turnitin plagiarism detection application to check each manuscript for possible cases of plagiarism.
Pyschosophia is supported by Turnitin for plagiarism screening. A plagiarism check is the first step in the manuscript review process. Manuscripts that are found to contain unacceptable levels of similarity with other published works are immediately rejected. Please see the review process below.
Submitted manuscripts should be the original works of the author(s). Psychosophia will follow COPE guidelines in suspected cases of plagiarism. Psychosophia has a 20% similarity tolerance.