Plagiarism policy

The European Journal of Management Issues (EJMI) is committed to publishing only the original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere nor is under review in other journals.

EJMI relies on software to detect instances of the same and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts, in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source, will be rejected for publication in the journal.

Plagiarism before publication

EJMI will judge any case of plagiarism on its own merits. If plagiarism is detected, by either the editors, by peer reviewers, or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript (i.e., before or after acceptance), we will alert the author(s), asking them to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original sources. If the plagiarism is extensive, i.e., if at least 25% of the original submission is plagiarized, the article may be rejected and the author's institution/employer notified.

The policy of checking for plagiarism

The manuscripts, in which plagiarism is detected, are handled based on the extent of plagiarism present in the manuscript: if < 20% plagiarism – the manuscript is immediately sent back to the authors for content revision, and if > 30% plagiarism – the manuscript is rejected without editorial review. The authors are advised to revise the plagiarized parts of the manuscript and resubmit it as a new manuscript.

The percentage of plagiarism is calculated by the software and assessed manually.

Plagiarism after publication

If plagiarism is detected after publication, EJMI will conduct an investigation. The Journal’s editorial office will contact the author's institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted (See Retraction of publications).

Recommendations for avoiding plagiarism

  • Use quotation marks around words taken verbatim from a source.
  • Change no part of the quotation within the context of the sentence.
  • Use single marks for a quotation within a quotation.
  • Use ellipses (a space and three periods) for a part of the quotation omitted.
  • Use brackets around added words.
  • Limit the use of direct quotes.

Attempt to paraphrase the information, or summarize the information derived from a variety of sources using own words. EJMI is interested in novel information, which can be your conclusion, criticism, summary, and the like.

Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures taken from other authors and/or sources. Permission has to be placed at the bottom of each figure.


We would like to remind those authors, who attempt to slightly change their published articles and book chapters, that each manuscript is copyrighted when published. Because the author no longer owns these rights, reusing old publications is plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is unethical as any other type of plagiarism. Thus, an author cannot copy one’s own material for a new manuscript without the permission of the copyright holder. Alternatives include using quotes around short phrases of own work and using appropriate references.

To identify text borrowings in the submitted manuscripts, we use the software: eTXT, Detector Plagiarist, Antiplagiat. The manuscripts, in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source, are rejected by the editorial.