Plagiarism Policy


The Multidisciplinary Journal of Instruction (MDJI) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity. Plagiarism is a serious offense that undermines the credibility of the journal and the scholarly community as a whole. This policy outlines MDJI's expectations for authors regarding originality and proper citation practices.


  • Plagiarism: The appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving them proper credit. This includes verbatim copying, paraphrasing without attribution, and using ideas without citing the source.
  • Self-plagiarism: The use of significant portions of your own previously published work in a new submission without proper citation.

MDJI's Policy on Plagiarism

MDJI will not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Submitted manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism using plagiarism detection software. Manuscripts identified with plagiarism will be subject to the following actions:

  • Initial Submission:
    • If plagiarism is detected during the initial screening, the manuscript will be rejected without further review. The corresponding author will be notified and informed about the specific instances of plagiarism.
  • Post-Acceptance:
    • If plagiarism is detected after a manuscript has been accepted for publication, MDJI reserves the right to retract the article or take other appropriate disciplinary actions.

Author Responsibilities

  • Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work.
  • Authors must properly cite all sources used in their manuscript, following a recognized citation style guide (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago).
  • Authors should paraphrase or summarize existing work rather than copying verbatim. When verbatim quotes are used, they must be enclosed in quotation marks and properly attributed to the source.
  • Authors must obtain permission to reproduce any copyrighted material (e.g., figures, tables) from the copyright holder.

Additional Information

  • Authors are encouraged to consult with their institution's plagiarism policy and resources for further guidance.
  • MDJI may update this policy periodically. Authors are advised to check the journal's website for the latest version of the plagiarism policy.

Consequences of Plagiarism

Plagiarism can have serious consequences for authors, including:

  • Rejection of the manuscript
  • Retraction of the published article
  • Damage to the author's reputation
  • In severe cases, disciplinary action from the author's institution