Department of Business Management

Wayamba Journal of Management

Plagiarism Policy – Wayamba Journal of Management

Plagiarism occurs if someone intentionally or knowingly copies others work or someone copies
content without providing the appropriate references.

Plagiarism before Publishing

Wayamba Journal of Management (WJM) will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of the article review process; before or after acceptance, during editing, or at a page proof stage, the editorial board will notify the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or to cite the references from where the content has been taken or has the authority to reject the

When Plagiarism Check Done?
All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism at the initial review.

Handling Plagiarism?
The manuscripts in which plagiarism is detected are handled based on the extent of the plagiarism.
<20% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be given an ID and the manuscript is sent to the author for formatting revision and/or double-blind peer review.
20- 40% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be sent back to the author for content revision.
>40% Plagiarism: The manuscript will be rejected at the initial review.