Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism Notice 

SCAD Independent, as an academic and scientific publisher, wants to ensure that all authors are careful and comply with international standards for academic integrity, particularly on the issue of plagiarism. SCAD Independent strongly condemns and discourages the practice of plagiarism. All received manuscripts have to pass through a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, by ‘Plagiarism Detection Software’ powered by iThenticate test before forwarding for peer review.

SCAD Independent uses Crossref Similarity Check (iThenticate), Turnitin software, and our own software to detect submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. Editors can see our Similarity Check page for more information on how to interpret these reports. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published books and articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

We consider 'Plagiarism is a crime'. Plagiarism occurs when an author takes ideas, information, or words from another source without proper credit to the source. Even when it occurs unintentionally, plagiarism is still a serious academic violation and unacceptable in international academic publications. When the author learns specific information (a name, date, place, statistical number, or other detailed information) from a specific source, a citation is required. (This is only forgiven in cases of general knowledge, where the data is readily available in more than five sources or is common knowledge).

When the author takes an idea from another author, a citation is required—even if the author then develops the idea further. This might be an idea about how to interpret the data, either what methodology to use or what conclusion to draw. It might be an idea about broad developments in a field or general information. Regardless of the idea, the authors should cite their sources. In cases where the author develops the idea further, it is still necessary to cite the original source of the idea, and then in a subsequent sentence, the author can explain her or his more developed idea.

When the author takes words from another author, citation and quotation marks are required. Whenever four or more consecutive words are identical to a source that the author has read, the author must use quotation marks to denote the use of another author’s original words; just a citation is no longer enough.

SCAD Independent takes academic integrity very seriously, and the editor's of SCAD Independent reserves the right to withdraw acceptance from a manuscript found to violate any of the standards set out above. As part of its general right to remove the books or article, SCAD Independent reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete or make inaccessible files that do or may contain material that violates the law, of applicable SCAD Independent policy, or the rights of third parties.

For further information, potential authors can contact the editorial office at

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