Plagiarism Policy


The Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology (JEST) is committed to publishing original and high-quality research in the field of environmental science and technology. The journal takes plagiarism very seriously and maintains a strict zero-tolerance policy.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of taking ideas, words, or other material from another source and presenting them as one's own without proper attribution. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Copying text verbatim from another source without using quotation marks or citations
  • Paraphrasing text from another source without proper attribution
  • Using someone else's ideas without giving them credit
  • Submitting a paper that has been previously published, in whole or in part, elsewhere

JEST's Plagiarism Policy

All manuscripts submitted to JEST must be original and free of plagiarism. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their work is their own and that they have properly cited all sources.

JEST uses plagiarism detection software to screen all submitted manuscripts. If plagiarism is detected, the manuscript will be returned to the authors for revision. If the plagiarism is not addressed, the manuscript will be rejected.

In addition to using plagiarism detection software, JEST also considers reports of plagiarism from reviewers and other sources. If JEST receives a credible report of plagiarism, the journal will investigate the matter and take appropriate action.

Consequences of Plagiarism

Authors who are found to have plagiarized their work may face the following consequences:

  • Rejection of their manuscript
  • Retraction of their published paper
  • Notification of their institution
  • Blacklisting from future publication in JEST

Preventing Plagiarism

Authors can help to prevent plagiarism by doing the following:

  • Carefully reviewing their work to ensure that it is their own
  • Properly citing all sources
  • Using plagiarism detection software to check their work

JEST encourages authors to familiarize themselves with the journal's plagiarism policy and to take steps to prevent plagiarism in their work.