Plagiarism Policy


Plagiarism Policy for "Odyssey of Academic Curiosity"

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words or ideas without giving them proper credit. This includes copying and pasting text from another source, paraphrasing someone else's work without attribution, or using someone else's ideas without citing them.

Examples of Plagiarism

  • Copying and pasting text from a website or book into your own work without citing the source
  • Paraphrasing someone else's work without putting it in quotation marks and citing the source
  • Using someone else's ideas without citing them, even if you do not use their exact words
  • Submitting a paper that was written by someone else

Consequences of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. If you are caught plagiarizing, you may receive a failing grade on the assignment, be placed on academic probation, or even be expelled from school.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

There are a few things you can do to avoid plagiarism:

  • Always cite your sources. Whenever you use someone else's words or ideas, be sure to cite the source in your text and in your bibliography.
  • Put quotations around direct quotes. If you are quoting directly from another source, be sure to put the quoted text in quotation marks.
  • Paraphrase carefully. If you are paraphrasing someone else's work, be sure to put the paraphrased text in your own words and cite the source.
  • Proofread your work carefully. Before you submit any assignment, be sure to proofread it carefully to make sure that you have cited all of your sources.

If You Have Plagiarized

If you have plagiarized, the best thing to do is to come forward to your instructor and explain the situation. Your instructor may be willing to work with you to correct the plagiarism and submit a revised assignment.

Odyssey of Academic Curiosity

The "Odyssey of Academic Curiosity" is a publication that is dedicated to promoting academic integrity and excellence. We take plagiarism very seriously, and we expect all of our contributors to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity.

If you submit an article to "Odyssey of Academic Curiosity" and we find that you have plagiarized, we will not publish your article. We may also report you to your school or university.