Plagiarism Policy

“Plagiarism” refers to use someone else work without crediting them or to present the existing idea of someone else as new and original.

Following are a few points:

  • Making someone else’s work as your own
  • Copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • Giving incorrect information about the source
  • Changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • Copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not.
  • Images and Figures: Using an image, figures and graphs in your work without receiving proper permission and providing appropriate citation is plagiarism. Authors must take written permission from the owner of the work if necessary for using any of the image, figures etc.


The journal follows the best practices in the ethics of scholarly publishing under the guidelines of COPE. All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (iThenticate).

iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers. It helps editors, authors and researchers to prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of over 60 billion web pages and 155 million content items, including 49 million works from 800 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate software.

Exclusion from Plagiarism while checking

Plagiarism check shall exclude the following:

  • All quoted work with the necessary permission/attribution.
  • References, Bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgments.
  • The generic terms, laws, standard symbols and equations.


Plagiarism Levels

Levels Description
Level 0 Up to 10% similarity- No penalty
Level 1 Above 10% to 40 % similarity
Level 2 Above 40% to 60 % similarity
Level 3 Above 60% similarity



Policy - Action against Plagiarism

EEHC performs Similarity check on each manuscript before the peer-review process and the following steps are taken based on the similarity content:

  1. If the manuscript is found to have less similarity, it will be returned to the author for revision. The author can resubmit the manuscript after removing all similarity and reworking on the content. After revision, more scrutiny will be done on the resubmitted manuscript to avoid any possible plagiarism and copying of any published data.
  2. If the similarity content is very high the manuscript will be rejected and cannot consider for revision and publication.
    In cases, if plagiarism is detected at a later stage all the actions pertaining to the offence of plagiarism will be taken. If the extent of plagiarism detected too high after publication the paper will be removed.

Recommendation for Authors

  • Always properly cite references and acknowledging ideas.
  • All References must contain full bibliographic information.
  • All sources cited in the text must be listed in the bibliography and vice versa.
  • Wherever more than 6 consecutive words are copied, quotation marks should be used.
  • Must have taken permission from other authors/publishers to reuse copyright-protected content