We require that all writers declare on the Submission Form that they have not plagiarised the work of other authors.

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the work, words or ideas of others as your own.  According to William Kelleher Storey (Writing History, 2009, Oxford University Press) plagiarism is defined in three ways:  Direct, indirect and inadvertent.

  • Direct plagiarism is the use of one author’s words which are deliberately passed off as another author’s.
  • Indirect plagiarism involves deliberate paraphrasing or emulation of someone else’s words.  This often involves the reorganization of sentences or whole paragraphs to say the same thing as ther original in a slightly different way.
  • Inadvertent plagiarism is not deliberate but is a very easy mistake to make and must be carefully checked for.  It usually involves using another person’s ideas (even exact words) to support an argument without citing that person’s work.  It also occurs where you use unofficial sources, such as articles on the Internet, which have used the ideas of others without citing them.   Please be very careful to cite ALL sources that you use and to use only sources in which you and the editors can have full confidence.

A further form of plagiarism is self-plagiarism.  This involves the re-use of material that you have published previously elsewhere but pass of as original material.  If you have produced articles, reviews or reports for other publications (be they free newsletters or paid-for publications ) which have not had  a wide readership we are happy to republish on Egyptological, but we require that you let us know where the item was published so that it can be acknowledged.  Failure to declare this will contravene your submission agreement with Egyptological.

We give citation guidelines in our Style Guide.

Please also see our Site Policies, with particular reference to our Copyright statement.

For further information about plagiarism and how to avoid it please see the Using English for Academic Purposes website.



Last modified: September 8th, 2010