Plagiarism Policy


"Social Sciences Spectrum" (SSS) is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and originality. Plagiarism is a serious academic offense that undermines the integrity of scholarly research and publication. SSS takes plagiarism very seriously and will take appropriate action against any author who submits plagiarized work.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, ideas, or data without giving proper credit. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Copying text verbatim from another source without using quotation marks or a citation
  • Paraphrasing someone else's work without giving proper credit
  • Using someone else's ideas or data without giving proper credit
  • Submitting someone else's work as your own

Consequences of Plagiarism

Plagiarism can result in a variety of consequences, including:

  • Rejection of submission
  • Retraction of publication
  • Academic sanctions, such as failing a course or suspension from school
  • Damage to one's reputation

Preventing Plagiarism

Authors can take a number of steps to prevent plagiarism, including:

  • Citing all sources properly
  • Paraphrasing sources in your own words
  • Using quotation marks when copying text directly from a source
  • Getting help from a librarian or writing center if you need help with citation or paraphrasing

Reporting Plagiarism

If you suspect that someone has plagiarized your work, you should report it to the journal editor. SSS will investigate all allegations of plagiarism and take appropriate action.


SSS is committed to ensuring that all published research is original and that all authors are credited for their work. We encourage all authors to familiarize themselves with this plagiarism policy and to take steps to prevent plagiarism in their own work.