Intentional or not, plagiarism is a severe offense. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data, and other creative works (e.g., tables, images, and graphics) and presents them as original research without proper quotations.
If there is a section on the text sent by the author found tracing and without the attributes or source of the writing that is very massive, the author may be subject to sanctions, or the text may need to be corrected or withdrawn. The editor conducts a comprehensive text screening, which aims to minimize plagiarism and the peer review process that produces high-quality articles.
All articles published by the International Journal of Environment, Engineering & Education have examined with software tools (Turnitin and iThenticate or PlagScan) to prevent such unethical practices. International Journal of Environment, Engineering & Education only accepts plagiarism of less than <20% similarity, and single-source matches are not >5% without reference in a manuscript.