Allegations of Misconduct

JELLH is committed to upholding ethical standards and publication regulations to maintain impartial and unbiased actions. We adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards publication misconduct and promise to safeguard intellectual property rights. Any form of publication misconduct, including but not limited to plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, data falsification, fabrication, and manipulation in citations, is strictly prohibited. Honest errors or differences of opinion are not included within the scope of misconduct. IJELLH takes every measure to prevent and discourage any kind of unethical or unlawful practices.

Plagiarism Policy

Definition of Plagiarism:

Plagiarism, as defined by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th Ed.), is "A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work." IJELLH considers plagiarism as the re-use of someone else's research work, ideas, or words without proper acknowledgment of the original author and source.

Instances of Plagiarism Include:

Handing in someone else’s work as one's own. Putting one's name on another person's research work. Copying words and ideas from another source without proper citation. Failing to use quotation marks for a direct quote. Providing incorrect information about the source of a quotation. Changing words while copying the sentence structure of a source without proper citation.

Our Policy:

IJELLH strictly prohibits the submission of research papers containing plagiarized, copied, or pirated material. Any research work found to be in violation of this policy will be rejected and returned for review. Plagiarism detected after publication may lead to the retraction of the manuscript at the discretion of IJELLH.

Plagiarism Software:

To ensure adherence to our plagiarism policy, IJELLH employs Similarity Check, a service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate, for plagiarism detection.

Anti-Plagiarism Declaration:

By submitting a paper for publication in IJELLH, all authors certify that:

They are aware that plagiarism is illegal and ethically wrong, and they recognize that it constitutes the use of another person's intellectual property, ideas, or published work, pretending it to be their own. They have acknowledged all contributions to their article or project and have properly cited sources of information from other people's published or unpublished works. They are solely responsible for the content of the article and any incomplete references included.

Misrepresentation of Authorship:

Misrepresentation of authorship is the practice of adding an author's name who has not made a substantial effort in the research work.

Authorship Criteria:

All authors listed in a research paper must meet the following criteria:

Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the research work, data acquisition, analysis, or interpretation. Drafting the research work or revising it critically for important intellectual content. Final approval of the version to be published. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the research work to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the content. Honorary authorship, also known as gift authorship, is not acceptable. Authors should not include individuals who have not made substantial contributions to the research work.

Complaints and Appeals:

IJELLH welcomes complaints and views them as opportunities for improvement. We adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and will follow COPE guidelines on a case-by-case basis for any complaints and appeals.

To make a complaint, please email us at with a clear description of the nature and source of the complaint. All complaints will be acknowledged within five business days via email. Concerns or issues raised in complaints will be taken seriously, and appropriate action will be initiated. An unbiased committee or panel will be formed to investigate the complaint, and the concerned person will be served a notice via email within 30 days. The receiver of the notice will have 30 business days to provide a satisfactory response. The panel will review the case thoroughly and make an unbiased decision or action based on the final report. For unpublished manuscripts, if plagiarism, misrepresentation of authorship, data falsification, or manipulation in citations is found, the manuscript will be rejected, and the author will be notified accordingly. Serious action, such as withdrawal, retraction, or removal from publication, will be taken in cases of proven misconduct. Appeals against the decision of the panel may be submitted to the publisher by addressing the mail to, explaining the basis for the appeal. Appropriate action will be taken as per the appeal.

At IJELLH, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in academic publishing. This Allegations of Misconduct Policy ensures the fairness and transparency of our procedures and upholds the values of ethical scholarship.