Plagiarism Policy and Publication Ethics for the International Congress on Current Debates in Social Sciences (CUDES)

1. Introduction

The International Congress on Current Debates in Social Sciences (CUDES) is committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, originality, and ethical behavior in all its academic and research activities. This document outlines the policies regarding plagiarism and publication ethics that all participants, including authors, reviewers, and editors, must adhere to.

2. Plagiarism Policy

2.1. Definition of Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as the presentation of another person’s thoughts, writings, inventions, or methodologies as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment or permission. This includes, but is not limited to, copying text, ideas, images, or data.

2.2. Zero-Tolerance Policy: CUDES adopts a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism. All submitted papers are subject to plagiarism check using appropriate software. Papers found to contain significant plagiarism will be rejected.

2.3. Self-Plagiarism: Authors must avoid self-plagiarism or redundant publication. The reuse of significant portions of one’s own published work without providing proper acknowledgment is not acceptable.

2.4. Author Responsibility: Authors are solely responsible for ensuring the originality of their work and must appropriately cite all referenced sources.

3. Publication Ethics

3.1. Integrity: All participants must conduct themselves with the highest levels of integrity, avoiding any form of fraudulent data or unethical behavior.

3.2. Authorship and Acknowledgment: Only individuals who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study should be listed as authors. Acknowledgment of the contributions of others is mandatory.

3.3. Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

3.4. Data Accuracy: Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their data and must ensure that their work is thoroughly researched and well-documented.

3.5. Peer Review: The peer-review process is an essential component of the publication process, and all participants are expected to uphold its integrity. Confidentiality, objectivity, and fairness must be maintained at all times.

4. Violation of Policy

4.1. Handling of Violations: Any violations of this policy will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Outcomes may include rejection of the manuscript, notification to the authors’ institutions, and prohibition from future participation in CUDES activities.

4.2. Appeals: Authors have the right to appeal against editorial decisions. Appeals must be based on a clear and reasonable explanation.

5. Amendment of Policy

5.1. The Plagiarism Policy and Publication Ethics may be amended as necessary. Participants will be notified of any changes, and continued participation in CUDES activities will constitute acceptance of these changes.

6. Conclusion

Adherence to these policies is essential to ensure the integrity and quality of the work presented at the International Congress on Current Debates in Social Sciences. By submitting their work to CUDES, authors agree to comply with these guidelines and uphold the principles of academic honesty and integrity.

CUDES: International Congress on Current Debates in Social Sciences follows strict anti-plagiarism policies and, as such, checks every submission for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check Powered by iThenticate. All articles submitted to the conference first undergo a plagiarism check before being sent to our scientific committee for review. The submission will be automatically rejected at any time if found plagiarized. If you’d like to find out more information about the iThenticate software, click on the following link:

Last Updated: [12.01.2024]