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PAGES' plagiarism policy

Crossref Similarity Check logo To plagiarise means to claim someone else's ideas or words as one's own.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the acts of:
(1) (Near-)verbatim copying or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work;
(2) (Near-)verbatim copying portions of one's own published work (self-plagiarism);
(3) Using or citing someone else’s ideas, words or illustrations that are not common knowledge without properly acknowledging the source.

Crossref Similarity Check logoPlagiarism in all its forms is an act of fraud and constitutes a serious ethical offence. No plagiarized articles will be published in Past Global Changes Magazine. Consequently, all submitted manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and appropriate measures will be taken in such cases.

PAGES is a member of Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality.

PAGES uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

The final decision on whether a manuscript should be rejected because of plagiarism remains in the hands of the Series Editors.

When you see the “Similarity Check Deposited” or “Similarity Check Depositor” logos, be reassured that the publisher whose content you are reading is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research.

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